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CITY OF VANCOUVER 



REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 

A Regular Meeting of the Council of the City of Vancouver 
was held on Tuesday, September 28, 1976, in the Council Chamber, 
Third Floor, City Hall, commencing at 2:00 P.M. 

PRESENT : Mayor Phillips 

Aldermen Bird, Boyce , Cowie, Harcourt, 
Kennedy, Marzari, Sweeney 
and Volrich. 

ABSENT : Alderman Rankin. 

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL : D.H. Little 

PRAYER 

The proceedings in the Council Chamber were opened with prayer. 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

The Mayor acknowledged the presence in the Council Chamber 
of students in Social Studies from the General Brock School, 
Vancouver, under the direction of their teacher, Mrs. Williams. 



'IN CAMERA' MEETING 

The Council was advised that there were no matters to be 
considered 'In Camera' this day. 

ADOPTION OF MINUTES 

MOVED by Aid. Cowie 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of September 
21, 1976, including the 'In Camera' portion, be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



MOVED by Aid. Bird 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney 

THAT the Council recess and reconvene later this day, following 
the Special Council (Public Hearing). 



The Regular Council reconvened at 2.20 P.M. with the same 
members present. 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Bird . . 

SECONDED by Aid. Marzari 

THAT this Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole, 
Mayor Phillips in the Chair. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 2 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

1. Kitsilano Tidal Pool Replacement 
Choice of Architect. 



Council, on July 27, 1976, considered a letter from the 
Park Board on Choice of Architect for the Kitsilano Tidal Pool. 
At that time Council passed a motion requesting that the Park 
Board and the Medical Health Officer appear before Council on 
the matter and, in particular, to discuss with Council the question 
of alternative proposals to replacing the Pool. 

Mrs. May Brown, Chairman of the Park Board, advised Council 
that, at this time, the Park Board only wishes to initiate the 
first step in the total planning process. This would be to 
retain an architect to explore the possibilities relating to all 
aspects of the Kitsilano waterfront for an early report back to 
the Park Board on alternative replacement proposals. It is 
intended that the alternative proposals would then be submitted 
to members of the Kitsilano community and all other interested 
parties for public reaction to the proposals. Mrs. Brown gave 
an undertaking that the Park Board will keep Council advised of 
the architect's proposals and any other steps they may wish to 
take on the Tidal Pool replacement. 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the actions of the park Board, as outlined this day by 
Mrs. Brown, Chairman of the Board, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

It was agreed to defer consideration of Unfinished Business 
Item #2 with respect to Development Permit Applications for 3135 
and 3080 West Broadway, pending the hearing of delegations this 
evening . 

COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS 

1 . Resignation - Alderman Bowers . 

Council, on September 21, 1976, appointed Alderman Bowers 
to the position of City Manager, effective January 1, 1977. 

At the request of Council, Alderman Bowers, in a letter 
dated 7.35 p.m. September 21, 1976, tendered his resignation as 
Alderman, and extended his best wishes to Council for the remaining 
months of this year . 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the letter of resignation from Alderman Bowers be 
received . 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



•egular Council, September 28, 1976 



COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS (Cont'd) 

2 . Oppenheimer Area Land Use 
and N.I. P. Concept Plan. 

Council had for consideration a request from the Downtown 
Eastside Residents' Association, as well as a number of other 
organizations, to appear as delegations this evening on the above 
clause in the Planning and Development Committee's report dated 
September 23, 1976. 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the delegation requests not be approved. 

- LOST 

(Aid. Boyce, Cowie, Harcourt, Marzari, Volrich and 
the Mayor opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce 

THAT the delegation requests for this evening be approved, 
and the relative clause in the Planning and Development Committee' 
report dated September 23, 1976, be deferred until that time; 

FURTHER THAT, when this matter is under consideration 
Council first hear an explanation from the Area Planner. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Sweeney opposed) 



3. B.C. Hydro - Bus Rates and 
Rental Accommodation for 
Families with Children. 



Council had for consideration a letter from the Downtown 
Eastside Residents' Association requesting permission to make 
representations this evening on Alderman Rankin's motions on 
B.C. Hydro Bus Rates and Rental Accommodation for Families with 
Children. A number of other organizations also requested an 
opportunity to appear before Council this evening on these two 
motions . 



MOVED by Aid . Sweeney 

THAT the delegation requests not be approved. 

- LOST 

(Aid. Boyce, Harcourt, Marzari, Volrich and the Mayor opposed 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the delegation requests for this evening be approved. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Bird, Cowie, Kennedy and Sweeney opposed) 



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CITY MANAGER'S & OTHER REPORTS 

A. MANAGER'S GENERAL REPORT 
SEPTEMBER 24, 1976 



Works & Utility Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains two 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Tender - Supply of Ready-Mixed Concrete 
CI. 2: I.C. B.C. Seat Belt Bumper Stickers 

Tender - Supply of Ready-Mixed Concrete 
(Clause 1) 



MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager, as contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

I.C. B.C. Seat Belt Bumper Stickers 
(Clause 2) 



MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT Council approve the display of I.C. B.C. Seat Belt Bumper 
Stickers on the City's fleet of cars and trucks, subject to there 
being no cost to the City as a result of this program. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Social Service & Health Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 

Integration of Victorian Order 
of Nurses Service . 
(Clause 1) 

The Medical Health Officer answered a number of questions 
from Council on this report. In addition, he explained that the 
Provincial Government has at no time during negotiations given 
an undertaking that it would underwrite any indirect costs 
incurred by the City relative to this program (e.g. purchasing, 
payroll costs, etc) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT recommendations 'A' and 'B' of the City Manager, as 
contained in this report, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Building & Planning Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 



The 


Council considered this report which contains seven 


clauses 


identified as follows: 


CI. 


1 


Rezoning Application - 2617 East Broadway 


CI. 


2 


Rezoning Application - 4870 Oak Street 


CI. 


3 


Keylock Truck Fuelling Stations 


CI. 


4 


Hardship Application - 1415 East 20th Avenue 


CI. 


5 


Development Permit Application - 2850 West 1st Avenue 


CI. 


6 


: Development Permit Application - 1135-1155 West 7th 






Avenue 


CI. 


7 


: Rezoning Application - S/E Corner West 33rd Avenue 



and MacKenzie Street 



cont'd. 



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CITY MANAGER'S & OTHER REPORTS (Cont ' d ) 

Building and Planning Matters 
(September 24, 1976) (Cont'd) 

Rezoning Application - 
2617 East Broadway. 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in the 
above clause be approved; 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Planning report back to Council 
on alternative appropriate zoning for this property. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Rezoning Application - 
4870 Oak Street 
(Clause 2) 



It was noted that Mr. Halperin, the applicant, was present 
in the Council Chamber at this time. 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT Council hear representation from Mr. Halperin. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Mr. Halperin addressed Council and stated that the reason 
for his application was to permit his brother-in-law, who is 
presently living with him, to continue to reside in the same 
dwelling but to provide him with separate kitchen and bathroom 
facilities . 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in this 
clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Cowie 

THAT the Director of Planning investigate and report back on 
the feasibility of permitting, under the R.S.I zoning, some form 
of increased density, such as 'In-law' suites, in the dwellings 
located on the east side of the 4800 block Oak Street. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Kennedy and the Mayor opposed) 

Keylock Truck Fuelling Stations 
(Clause 3) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in this 
clause be approved; 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Legal Services and the Director 
of Permits and Licenses be instructed to create a new category in 
the License By-law to recognize this new method of marketing fuel 
to commercial customers and to control the numbers of such outlets. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



cont'd. 



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CITY MANAGER'S & OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 

Building and Planning Matters 
(September 24, 1976) (Cont'd) 

Hardship Application - 
1415 East 20th Avenue. 
(Clause 4) 

Consideration of this clause was deferred, pending the 
hearing of a delegation. 



Development Permit Application - 

2850 West 1st Avenue 

(Clause 5) 



MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT the Director of Planning be requested to approve 
Development Permit Application #74120 for 2850 West 1st Avenue 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Sweeney opposed) 



Development Permit Application - 
1135 - 1155 West 7th Avenue 
(Clause 6) 



MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Rezoning Application - S/E Corner 
West 33rd Avenue and MacKenzie Street. 
(Clause 7) 



MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendations of the Director of Planning contained 
in this report be received, and the whole matter be referred to a 
Public Hearing. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Sweeney opposed) 



Finance Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Central and Oliver Hotels 

CI. 2: Disposal of U.N. Habitat Flags and Banners 
CI. 3: Tenders for Police Annex 

Central and Oliver Hotels 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT this clause in the report be received for information 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



cont'd. . . 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 

Finance Matters • 
( September 24, 1976) (Cont'd) 

Disposal of U.N. Habitat 
Flags and Banners 
(Clause 2) 

MOVED by Aid . Kennedy 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in this 
clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Tenders for Police Annex. 
(Clause 3) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the recommendation of 
clause, be approved. 



the City Manager contained in this 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Personnel Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains two 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Classification Review, One Position, 

City Planning Department 
CI. 2: Extension of Time for Temporary Additional 

Electrical Inspector for Fire Alarm and 

Emergency Lighting Inspection 

Classification Review, One Position, 

City Planning Department 

(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid . Marzari 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in this 
clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Extension of Time for Temporary 
Additional Electrical Inspector for 
Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting Inspection 
(Clause 2) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in this 
clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 



Property Matters 
(September 24, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains four 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Demolition - 407 Prior Street 

CI. 2: Sale to Villa Cathay Care Home Society - 

S/S Union between Campbell and Raymur Avenues 
CI. 3: Lease renewal Cafeteria Lease - City of 

Vancouver to C.N.I.B. (Caterplan Services) 
CI. 4: Sale and Resubdivision of City-Owned Property 

and Lane - S/S King Edward Avenue West of 

Balkan Street 

Demolition - 407 Prior Street. 
(Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT this clause be received for information. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Sale to Villa Cathay Care Home Society - 

S/S Union between Campbell and Raymur Avenues 

(Clause 2) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT a grant to the Villa Cathay Care Home Society in the 
amount of $2,678.44, representing real property taxes payable for 
the period May 31 to December 31, 1976, be approved; 

FURTHER THAT interest in the amount of $9,865.00 for the 
period May 31, 1976 to September 8, 1976, and the administration 
fee of $50.00, be waived. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
AND BY THE 
REQUIRED MAJORITY. 

Lease Renewal Cafeteria Lease - 
City of Vancouver to C.N.I.B. 

(Caterplan Services) 

(Clause 3) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Sale and Resubdivision of City-owned 
property and Lane South side of King 
Edward Avenue, West of Balkan Street. 
(Clause 4) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
this clause, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976. 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (Cont'd) 

B. Lane West of Lincoln Street - 
43rd to 45th Avenues. 



Consideration of this report was deferred, pending 
the hearing of a delegation this evening. For Council 
action see Page 15. 

C. Hardship Appeal - 

3338 Seaforth Drive . 

Consideration of this report was deferred, pending 
the hearing of a delegation this evening. For Council 
action see Page 17. 

I . Part Report from Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development. 
(September 23, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses, identified as follows: 

Cl. 1. Administration of the Residential Rehabilitation 

Assistance Program. 
Cl. 2. Mount Pleasant N . I .P . Concept Plan. 
Cl. 3. Oppenheimer Area Land Use & N.I .P .Concept Plan. 

Clauses 1 and 2 . 

MOVED by Aid . Kennedy 

THAT the recommendations of the Committee contained in clauses 
1 and 2 of this report, be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Oppenheimer Area Land Use & 
N.I. P. Concept Plan. 
(Clause 3) 

Consideration of this clause was deferred, pending the hearing 
of delegations this evening. For Council action see Page 18. 



G.V.R.D. MATTERS 

1 . Fluoridation 

Alderman Harcourt advised that the Regional Distrcit at its 
meeting tomorrow will be considering Council's motion that fluor- 
idation of the City's water supply be submitted to a plebiscite. 

2 . impact of Federal Census . 

Alderman Harcourt referred to the impact of the Federal census on 
the Livable Region plan and asked for a report back to Council from the 
Director of Planning. The Mayor advised he had recently signed a 
letter, drafted by the Planning Department, to the Federal Government 
questioning some of the assumptions used in the recent census and 
requesting specific details on certain aspects. The Mayor 
undertook to circulate this letter and also undertook to circulate 
the Federal Government's reply when received. 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976. . . . . . . .10. 



G.V.R.D. Matters (Cont'd) 

3. Negotiations - L.R.T. Financing 
and Five-Year Plan for Roads. 

Alderman Harcourt advised that G.V.R.D. negotiations with the 
Provincial Government and the Regional Transit Authority on L.R.T. 
financing and the Five-Year Plan for roads are nearing conclusion. 
The Mayor indicated he would discuss this matter with the City 
Engineer and advise Council further. 

4 . Shortened Runway at 
Vancouver international Airport . 

Alderman Marzari advised that a recent letter to the G.V.R.D. from 
the Federal Minister of Transport indicates that the Federal Govern- 
ment intends proceeding with the new shortened runway at Vancouver 
International Airport. The G.V.R.D. Planning Committee will be 
bringing a motion forward tomorrow reiterating its original motion 
not to allow this expansion until certain studies have been under- 
taken . 



RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the Committee of the Whole rise and report. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the report of Committee of the Whole be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



BY-LAWS 

1. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 35 75, 
BEING THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT 
BY-LAW (N/W Corner Harold Street 
and School Avenue) 



MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Aid. Sweeney and Volrich were excused from voting on 
this By-law.) 



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BY-LAWS (Cont'd) 



2. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 3 575, 
BEING THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT 
BY-LAW (Rezoning of Various (RM-3) 
Districts to (RM-3A) Districts) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Aid. Sweeney and Volrich are excused from voting 
on this By-law) 



MOTIONS 

A. Allocation of Land for Lane 

Purposes (5829 Fleming Street) 

MOVED by Aid. Sweeney 
SECONDED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT WHEREAS the registered owner has conveyed to the City 
of Vancouver, for lane purposes, the following described lands: 

West 2.5 feet of Lot 34, Block 1, District Lot 716, 
Plan 1615. 

(5829 Fleming Street) ; 

AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest 
to accept and allocate the said lands for lane purposes; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the above described lands so 
conveyed be, and the same are hereby accepted and allocated for 
lane purposes, and declared to form and constitute portions of 
lane. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



B. Allocation of Land for Lane 

Purposes (5752 Dumfries Street) 

MOVED by Aid. Sweeney 
SECONDED by Aid. Kennedy 

THAT WHEREAS the registered owner has conveyed to the City 
of Vancouver, for lane purposes, the following described lands: 

All that portion of Lot 9, Block 1, District Lot 715, 
Plan 1615, described as follows: 



Cont ' d . 



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MOTIONS (Cont'd) 

Allocation of Land for Lane Purposes 
(5752 Dumfries Street) (Cont'd) 

Commencing at the northeasterly corner of said 
Lot 9; 

THENCE South, 33 feet, more or less, following in 
the easterly limit of said Lot 9, to the southeasterly 
corner of said Lot 9; 

THENCE West, 2.5 feet, following in the southerly 
limit of said Lot 9; 

THENCE North, 23 feet, following in a line drawn 
parallel to the easterly limit of said Lot 9; 

THENCE N 450 00' W, 14.14 feet, more or less, to 
intersection with the northerly limit of said Lot 9 at 
a point 12.5 feet westerly from the northeasterly corner 
of said Lot 9; 

THENCE East, 12.5 feet, following in the northerly 
limit of said Lot 9 to the point of commencement; 

The same as shown outlined red on plan prepared by 
G. Girardin, B.C.L.S., dated August 10, 1976, and 
marginally numbered LF 7816, a print of which is hereunto 
annexed ; 

AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest 
to accept and allocate the said lands for lane purposes; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the above described lands so 
conveyed be, and the same are hereby accepted and allocated for 
lane purposes, and declared to form and constitute portions of 
lane. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



1. Fluoridation - Distribution 
of Free Fluoride Tablets. 

Alderman Kennedy requested and received permission to amend 
his motion by adding after the words 'related factors' - "The 
Medical Health Officer to include in his plan a report on other . 
practical alternative methods of fluoride treatment". 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney 

THAT WHEREAS all Members of City Council have apparently 
agreed on the value of fluoride when used to protect children's 
teeth; 

AND WHEREAS most Council Members, including proponents, are 
reluctant to impose fluoridation upon Vancouver's citizens; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT a plan of distribution of free 
fluoride tablets through the mechanism of the City's Health 
Department, School Board and through practising dentists and 
physicians be submitted by the Medical Health Officer for the 
consideration of Council. The plan should give estimates of 
costs, publicity and other related factors. The Medical Health 
Officer to include in his plan a report on other practical alternative 
methods of fluoride treatment . 



Underlining denotes amendment 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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MOTIONS (Cont'd) 

2 . Bus Fare Increases . 

3 . Rental Accommodation for 
Families with Children. 

Consideration of the above motions was deferred, pending the 
hearing of delegations this evening. For Council action see 
Pages 21 and 22. 



ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS 



Per Diem Allowance. 

Attendance at U.B . C .M . Conference . 

Alderman Volrich 



raised the matter of Per Diem 
Allowance for those Members of 
Council who attended the recent 
U.B. CM. Conference in Vancouver. 



MOVED by Aid. Volrich 
SECONDED by Aid. Boyce 

THAT all Members of Council who registered and attended the 
recent U.B. CM. Conference in Vancouver be paid the usual Per Diem 
Allowance. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Extra Garbage Pick-up . 

Alderman Bird enquired about arranging free 

garbage and waste pick-up once 
or twice a year in the interest 
of fire safety and requested 
the City Engineer look into this 
action and report back to Council. 
The Mayor so directed. 

Construction of New Office 
Buildings and Responsibility 
for Local Improvements. 

Alderman Cowie advised that, under the present 

regulations, developers of new 
office buildings are not required 
to have the nearby curbs and 
gutters developed, including 
landscaping. He felt that in 
granting a development permit 
for such structures this respons- 
ibility should be included at the 
developer's expense. The Alderman 
requested a report on the 
feasibility of this proposal. 
The Mayor so directed. 



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CIVIC RECOGNITION 

At this point in the proceedings Council acknowledged the 
Vancouver 1976 Olympic Medallists. 

The Mayor offered Council's congratulations and presented 
Civic Awards to Mr . & Mrs C. Joy, on behalf of their son Greg Joy 
who won a Silver Medal in the Men's High Jump, Mrs D. Cook, on 
behalf of her daughter Wendy Hogg, who won a Bronze Medal in the 
Women's 4 x 100 Metre Relay Swim, and Shannon Smith a Bronze 
Medallist in the Women's 400 Metre Free-style Swimming. 



The Council recessed at 3.45 p.m. to reconvene 
in the Council Chamber at 7.30 p.m. 



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The Council reconvened at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber 
with Mayor Phillips in the Chair and the following members 
present : 

PRESENT : Mayor Phillips 

Aldermen Boyce, Cowie, Harcourt, Kennedy, 
Marzari, Sweeney and Volrich 

ABSENT : Alderman Bird 

Alderman Rankin 

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL : D.H. Little 

DELEGATIONS AND CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS (cont'd) 

Lane West of Lincoln Street 
43rd to 45th Avenues 



Council earlier this day deferred consideration of a Manager's 
report dated August 18, 1976, on the lane west of Lincoln Street - 
43rd to 45th Avenues, to permit representations from residents of 
the area. 

In this report, the City Engineer dealt with complaints from 
residents on the condition of this lane which was paved as a 
local improvement in the latter part of last year. The residents 
are requesting that the lane be repaved. 

The City Engineer dealt with the design considerations for 
lane paving and set forth the reasons why the present design for 
the paving of the lane was implemented. The residents are 
encountering some drainage difficulties and local access problems, 
and the Engineering Department was in the process of resolving 
these problems when the petition was received. In the opinion 
of the Engineering Department, the existing paved lane is generally 
satisfactory although minor modifications at some locations would 
improve conditions. The estimated cost to carry out these 
modifications is $800.00. 

The report concluded with the recommendation that the lane 
modification work, as proposed by the Engineering Department, 
be carried out as expeditiously as possible at a cost of $800.00. 

Mr. J. Nichol, representing residents of the area, addressed 
Council and stated that contrary to the Engineering Department's 
views, there are more than two residents unhappy with the present 
condition of the lane. In the opinion of the residents, minor 
modifications would not solve the problem. At the present time, 
several residents are unable to open their garage doors, while 
others have difficulties entering their garages because of the 
difference in grade between the lane and their garages. 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT further consideration of this matter be deferred to 
allow an opportunity for Alderman Harcourt and any other members 
of Council to view the lane and discuss the situation with the 
residents and the City Engineer for report back to Council. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

DELEGATIONS AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS (cont'd) 

Development Permit Applications - 
3080 & 3135 West Broadway (El Matador 
Restaurant) 



Council at its meeting on August 24, 1976, deferred a report 
of the City Manager dated August 20, 1976, on development permit 
applications from the El Matador Restaurant for 

(a) 3135 West Broadway the site of the El Matador Restaurant 

to retain restaurant and use a portion 
as a lounge. 

cont'd. . , . 



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DELEGATIONS AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS (cont'd) 



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Development Permit Applications - 
3080 & 3135 West Broadway (El Matador 
Restaurant) (cont'd) 



(b) 3080 West Broadway - change use from drive-in restaurant 

to restaurant and use a portion of 
the site for the required parking 
for the El Matador Restaurant - 3135 
West Broadway. 

In the Manager's report, the Director of Planning reviewed 
the history and present situation with respect to the El Matador 
Restaurant. The report concluded with the following recommendations: 

A. 3135 West Broadway 

Development Permit Application #67969 
Zone: C-2 



Approve the continuing use of this building as a restaurant 
and the relaxation of one loading and unloading space to 
off-street loading and unloading spaces subject to the 
listed conditions. 

B. 3080 West Broadway 

Development Permit Application #73483 
Zone: C-2 



Approve the use of the existing building on this site as a 
restaurant and the use of a portion of this site to provide 
ancillary parking for the restaurant at 3135 West Broadway 
(legal description: 9 & Eh 10, Block 54, District Lot 540), 
subject to the listed conditions. 

Mr. D.J. Mullan, Clark, Wilson & Company, Solicitors for the 
El Matador Restaurant, addressed Council and filed a brief. In 
the brief it was stated that to the best of their knowledge, the 
City has only received one formal complaint re the parking in the 
3100 Block West Broadway. The brief also stated that the lounge 
area of the El Matador Restaurant appears to be primarily 
frequented by people who are elderly, live in the area and walk 
to the lounge. In addition, the daytime patrons of the Restaurant 
are primarily persons working in the area. It was also stated that 
the parking problem which may exist in this block of West Broadway 
is also contributed to by a number of commercial operations in the 
area which attract a heavy flow of traffic. 

Attached to the brief was a letter from the Hellenic Community 
of Vancouver supporting the development permit applications by the 
El Matador Restaurant as the restaurant and lounge serve as a meeting 
place for the members of the Hellenic Community as well as a large 
segment of senior citizens and other members of the Kitsilano 
Community . 

A further attachment to the brief was a letter from the 
Chairman of the Kitsilano Citizens Planning Committee advising 
that that Committee had reconsidered the development permit 
applications as a result of which it changed its recommendation 
from refusal of the permits to approval. 

Mr. Lome Atkinson, Ace Cycle Shop, 3155 West Broadway, 
distributed photographs which illustrated the heavy parking on 
both the north and west sides of this Block. He also distributed 
photographs which showed the proposed additional parking lot for 
the El Matador Restaurant at 3080 West Broadway with only a few 
cars using it. He contended that because of the distance between 
3080 West Broadway and the El Matador, most partrons of the 
restaurant will continue to park on the street rather than walk the 
350 feet from the parking lot. He stated that a large number of 
the patrons of the El Matador patronize the lounge rather than 
the restaurant. 

cont ' d. . . . 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 

DELEGATIONS AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS (cont'd) 

Development Permit Applications - 
3080 & 3135 West Broadway (El Matador 
Restaurant) (cont'd) 



Patrons leaving the restaurant are noisy and the noise generated 
by their cars disturbs the residents. Mr. Atkinson supports the 
restaurant portion of the El Matador but opposes its operation 
as a lounge particularly at hours which exceed the normal pub 
closing hours. 

Council also noted a memorandum from Mr. D. Cornejo, Senior 
Area Planner stating in part: 

"There are hours of operation problems with this proposed 
use which appear to me to be unresolvable due to our 
inability to regulate them. In essence the Matador is a 
'neighbourhood pub' which has not had to go through the 
community review process of a plebiscite. It is a pub 
which operates after normal pub closing hours and has 
no restrictions as to the number of patrons which are 
allowed. 

Secondly, the parking situation is inadequate. The 
Matador's 'solution' (putting cars on 3135 West Broadway) 
does not appear to me to be workable in terms of distance 
from the restaurant/lounge and also because of the 
increase in traffic resulting from this use. Therefore, 
I would recommend refusal." 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari, 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
his report dated August 20, 1976, be approved. 

(Deferred) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 
SECONDED by Aid. Boyce, 

THAT Alderman Marzari 's motion be deferred for one month 
to allow Alderman Volrich an opportunity to meet with the 
Assistant City Engineer - Traffic, the Area Planner and the 
parties involved in an effort to reach an amicable solution 
to this problem. 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Harcourt, Marzari and Sweeney opposed) 

DELEGATIONS AND CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS (cont'd) 

Hardship Application - 
3338 Seaforth Drive 

Council earlier this day deferred consideration of a report 
of the City Manager dated September 24, 1976, on 3338 Seaforth 
Drive - Hardship Application, pending the hearing of a delegation 
from Mr. S. Jang. 

On August 26, 1976, the Hardship Committee refused an 
application from Mr. Jang to retain a dwelling unit in his 
basement. 

Mr. Jang addressed Council and stated that the application 
which he had completed for special consideration as a hardship 
case, is no longer valid with respect to income. Mr. Jang is 
currently unemployed and this therefore reduces his income 
considerably. 

cont'd. . . . 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 

DELEGATIONS AND CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS (cont'd) 



Hardship Application - 

3338 Seaforth Drive (cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the hardship application from Mr. S. Jang to retain 
a dwelling unit in his basement at 3338 Seaforth Drive, be 
referred back to the Hardship Committee for further review 
and report back to Council. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

DELEGATIONS AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Report of Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development, 
September 23, 1976 (cont'd) 

Oppenheimer Area Land Use & 
N.I. P. Concept Plan (Clause 3) 

Council earlier this day, when considering a number of 
delegation requests on this clause, passed the following motion: 

"THAT the delegation requests be approved for this evening, 
and the relative clause in the Planning and Development 
Committee's report dated September 23, 1976, be deferred 
until that time; 

FURTHER THAT, when this matter is dealt with this evening, 
Council first hear an explanation from the Area Planner." 

Ms. D. Jan, Area Planner Oppenheimer Area, stated there are 
only a few differences between the planning staff's recommendations 
and the recommendations of the Oppenheimer Planning Committee and 
she felt that these could be resolved. The Planning staff 
requested Council approve the recommendations in the general 
form as presented to leave the options open for further 
consideration and discussion. The Planning staff agree that the 
administrative costs related to the N.I. P. program could be 
considered high and Ms. Jan asked Council to consider if there 
would be any possibility in granting additional funding for 
administrative costs, bearing in mind that this would set a 
precedent. 

Council heard the following delegations on this Clause: 

Mr. B. Eriksen, President, Downtown Eastside Residents' 
Association, spoke to DERA's brief which was circulated 
to Council. In this brief, DERA set out its position on 
the Planning Committee's land use N.I. P. plans for the 
area. Some of the points made in the brief were - residents 
of the area should have protection from further industrial 
expansion in their area, therefore , wholesale and warehouse 
uses should not be encouraged; uses required by a public 
authority should be discouraged, as well as parking lots 
which would be of no benefit to the residents of the area; 
acquisition of the site at 616 East Cordova by the City 
for community use is important, one of the reasons being, 
it is the only large site available in the area. DERA is 
vigorously opposed to the administrative costs of the N.I. P. 
program being allocated from the area's N.I. P. funds. 

Rev. Art Griffin, Superintendent, First United Church, also 
spoke to the Church's brief which was circulated. The 
brief urged Council's acceptance of Plan Policy 1 with 
special reference to no housing loss. 



cont 1 d. 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 

DELEGATIONS AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 



Oppenheimer Area Land Use & N.I. P. 
Concept Plan (Clause 3) (cont'd) 



Ms. Libby Davies, Chairman, Oppenheimer Planning Committee, 
circulated and read a brief from that Committee. The Planning 
Committee disaqrees with the Planning Department's recommen- 
dation on Plan Policy 1 re existing industrial uses in the 
area and recommends that warehousing and wholesale operations 
be excluded. The brief stated that all uses required by a 
public authority should be discouraged in the area, as well 
as off-street surface parking. The Oppenheimer Planning 
Committee is in favour of the acquisition of 616 East 
Cordova for community use. The Committee objects strongly 
to the Planning Department's recommendations that $58, 000 
be allocated from the area's N.I. P. funds for administrative 
costs . 

Mr. Ray Nye, owner of industrial property in the area, 
commented that by not recommending encouragement of 
industrial use in the area, operators of industrial premises 
were being discriminated against. He is in favour of Plan 
Policy 2 but opposes Plan Policy 3 as it recommends discou- 
raging M-l and M-2 zoning, which he feels should be retained 
as an out-right use as contained in the existing by-laws. 



Mr. R. Wm. Wilding, Architect for the Union Gospel Mission, 
stated his clients have been attempting to acquire from the 
Neighbourhood Services Association the site at 616 East 
Cordova. His clients wish to develop the site as a multi- 
use building to include residential facilities and facilities 
for youth and senior citizens. His clients are anxious to 
know if they can purchase this land and proceed with their 
plans. To this end, they are willing to co-operate with the 
Planning Department and the Area Planning Committee. 

Mr. C. Saimoto submitted a brief on behalf of the Japanese 
community which requested that Council give serious 
consideration to the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee's 
report and recommendations. The brief was not in favour 
of the allocation of N.I. P. funds for administrative costs. 
The brief put forward the following possible alternatives: 



(a) City of Vancouver assume the administrative costs in 
view of the fact that the neighbourhood in question 
requires much improvement. 

(b) Shared on a 50-50 basis between the City of Vancouver 
and the various groups receiving N.I. P. funding. Each 
of the individual group's portion would be prorated 
based on the amount of funds received. 

(c) As a last resort the administrative costs come out of 
N.I. P. funding with each recipient group assessed on 
a proportional basis. 



MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT recommendation A of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be approved. 

(amended) 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari in amendment, 

THAT Plsn Policy 1 be amended be deleting all the words 
after 'Council' in the first paragraph. 

- LOST 



(Aldermen Boyce, Cowie , Harcourt, Kennedy, Sweeney, 
Volrich and the Mayor opposed) 

cont'd. 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 

DELEGATIONS AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Oppenheimer Area Land Use & N.I. P. 
Concept Plan (Clause 3) (cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari in amendment, 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT Plan Policy 3 be amended by adding the following as 
item (g) : 

"uses required by public authorities". 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Cowie, Kennedy, Sweeney and the Mayor opposed) 
A tie vote having resulted, the motion was therefore put and 

LOST. 

MOVED by Aid. Marzari in amendment, 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT Plan Policy 3 be amended by deleting from item (f) all 
the words after 'storage'. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Cowie, Kennedy, Sweeney, Volrich and the 
Mayor opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt in amendment, 
SECONDED by Aid. Marzari, 

THAT the following be added to recommendation A of the 
Committee : 

"except that the following statement in recommendation 
(5) of the Manager's report 

'This budget of $58,000 is included in the total 
Implementation Budget of $589,300 and is cost 
shareable * 

be referred back to the Standing Committee on Planning and 
Development for further consideration. This consideration 
to include source of funding should the Committee recom- 
mend that the City absorb all or part of these administrative 
costs . " 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Kennedy, Sweeney and Volrich opposed) 

The amendment having carried, the motion as amended and 
reading as follows was put and CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY: 

"THAT recommendation A of the Committee contained in 
this Clause be approved; except that the following 
statement in recommendation (5) of the Manager's 
report 

•This budget of $58,000 is included in the total 
Implementation Budget of $589,300 and is cost 
shareable ' 

be referred back to the Standing Committee on Planning 
and Development for further consideration. This 
consideration to include source of funding should the 
Committee recommend that the City absorb all or part 
of these administrative costs." 



cont'd. 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 

DELEGATIONS AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Oppenheimer Area Land Use & N.I. P. 
Concept Plan (Clause 3) (cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT recommendation B of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be referred back to the Planning and Development 
Committee for further consideration. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Marzari, 

THAT Council approve in principle the basic amount allocated 
for community facilities and request the Neighbourhood Services 
Association to defer a decision on the sale of the property at 
616 East Cordova for one month, and the matter be again considered 
by the Planning and Development Committee in the meantime. 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Kennedy and Sweeney opposed) 



MOTIONS (cont'd) 

Due to Alderman Rankin's absence, it was agreed to defer 
consideration of the following two motions to the next meeting 
of Council at which time Alderman Rankin will be present: 

Bus Fare Increases 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT WHEREAS B.C. Hydro, through its Chairman, Mr. Robert 
Bonner, has announced a deficit in the bus operation; 

AND WHEREAS the Chairman has announced that this deficit 
will have to be met by higher bus fares; 

AND WHEREAS such increases in bus fares will obviously 
result in a loss of patrons on buses and, by reason of that, 
a reduction in services followed by more frequent use of the 
automobile; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT this Council vigorously 
urge B.C. Hydro and the Provincial Government to refrain 
from any increases in bus fares. 

(Deferred) 



Rental Accommodation for 
Families with Children 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT WHEREAS housing is a basic right of all people 
regardless of age, sex, nationality, etc; 

AND WHEREAS rental accommodation is being denied by 
landlords to families with children where such accommodation 
is suitable for families; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Vancouver City Council 
request a Charter Amendment to allow enactment of the following: 



cont'd. 



Regular Council, September 28, 1976 22 

MOTIONS (cont'd) 

Rental Accommodation for 
Families with Children (cont'd) 

"Occupancy of housing accommodation by adults and 
children is deemed an appropriate use where such 
housing was on the 1st day of January, 1975, or 
subsequent to that day, shared by at least one 
adult and one or more children, 

THAT: The Director of Legal Services draw up a 
By-law to implement this policy." 

(Deferred) 



The Council adjourned at approximately 10:25 p.m. 



The foregoing are Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting 
of September 28, 1976, adopted on October 5, 1976. 




A-1 



Manager's Report, September 24, 19 76 (WORKS - 1) 



WORKS AND UTILITY MATTERS 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1 . Tender No. 58-76-7 - Supply of Ready-Mixed Concrete 
"he City Engineer and Purchasing Agent report as follows: 

'Tenders for the above were opened on August 30, 1976 and referred to the City 
lingineer and Purchasing Agent for report. 

7he working copy of the tabulation is on file in the Purchasing Agent's Office. 

: unds for all purchases r^re available in the Annual Revenue and Capital Budgets. 

The 7% Provincial S.S. Tax is in addition to all prices shown in this report and 
in the tabulation. 

The tenders provide for the supply of ready-mixed concrete as follows:- 

(a) delivery by the supplier to job-sites (estimated 40%); and 

(b) pick-up by City trucks from the suppliers depots) (estimated 60%). 

Provision is also made for the award of the picked-up portion of concrete to more 
than one supplier, so that the City may take advantage of the lowest on-site price, 
after both material and hauling costs have been considered. 

The City Engineer and Purchasing Agent RECOMMEND acceptance of the' bids for the 
supply of Ready-Mixed Concrete, as and when required, for a 12 month period, as 
follows: - 

A. READY-MIXED CONCRETE DELIVERED BY THE SUPPLIER TO JOB-SITES. 

The low bid submitted by Kask Bros. Ready Mix Limited, at an estimated cost 
of $275,000. 

B. READY -MIXED CONCRETE PICKED-UP BY CITY TRUCKS FROM THE SUPPLIERS' DEPOT(S). 

- Kask Bros. Ready-Mix Ltd. 

- Ocean Construction Supplies Ltd. 

- Lafarge Concrete Ltd. 

- Econo Mix Ltd. 

An unspecified portion of ready-mixed concrete from each supplier, at a total 
estimated cost of $350,000. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the City Engineer and 
Purchasing Agent be approved, subject to a contract satisfactory to the 
Director of Legal Services. 



CONSIDERATION ; 

2 . I.C. B.C. Seat Belt Bumper Stickers 
The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"A request has been received from an advertising agency representing 
the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. They ask for the City's 
assistance in the implementation of a program to encourage safe driving' 
throughout the Province. The first phase of this program consists of a 
series of "attractive" bumper stickers advocating the use of seat belts. 
They seek the City's co-operation in the publicity associated with this 
program. Specifically, they are asking the City's support by having these 
bumper stickers displayed on our fleet of cars and trucks. Also they are 
asking that we encourage our employees to use these bumper stickers on their 
private vehicles. These stickers will be distributed on request at no cost 
to the City. 



Cont'd . . . 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(WORKS - 2) 



Clause 2 Cont'd 

There is a cost to the City which should be considered. The costs are 

relatively small and most of it is involved in the removal of the stickers 

when the campaign ends. This cost is estimated to be $3,000 for the City 
ileet of 1,200 vehicles. 

Because this program seems to be worthwhile and is in line with the 
City's own seat belt procedure, it is presented to City Council for considera- 
tion. The Comptroller of Budgets advises that, should this item be approved, 
iunding is available from the Contingency Reserve Account." 



The City Manager submits the matter to Council for CONSIDERATION. 




MANAGER'S REPORT, September 24, 1976 (SOCIAL - 1) 

SOCIAL SERVICE AND HEALTH MATTERS 



RECOMMENDATION 

1 . Integration of Victorian Order of Nurses Service 



Background: 

The Minister of Health, Province of B.C. in a letter to City Council 
dated March 1, 1976 requested the City of Vancouver to participate in negotiations 
with the Provincial Health Department and Victorian Order of Nurses toward 
the integration of VON Home Care Services with those of the Vancouver City 
Health Department. 

On April 27th City Council approved in principle such integration 
provided that all direct costs were underwritten by the Provincial Government. 
Direct costs were defined as salaries, fringe benefits, transportation costs, 
telephone costs, and supplies. City Council authorized negotiations with all 
parties with the understanding that a final detailed report be presented to 
Council for final authorization. The Medical Health Officer submits the 
following report for final Council approval. 

The Medical Health Officer reports as follows: 

The transfer of the Home Care function from the VON to the City of 
Vancouver has been negotiated according to the following terms. There has been 
an agreed plan developed to cover almost all details in accordance with the 
principle of recovery of all direct costs. 

1. Date of Commencement : The function will transfer to the City of Vancouver 
on October 1 , 1976 (the original target). 

2. Staffing : The staff complement (and their work locations) required to 
maintain existing home care services are listed in appendix A. The 
Director of Personnel Services has submitted draft reports classifying 
these new positions to the Unions involved but as yet complete approval 
has not been obtained. The Director of Personnel Services sees no problem 
with starting these employees on October 1, 1976. 

3. The Role of the Metropolitan Board of Health : The overall coordination 
of the program is to be under the authority of the Metropolitan Board of 
Health. The present Metropolitan Board of Health staff will be relocated 
to nearby premises at 1089 West Broadway and will no longer be occupying 
City of Vancouver Health Department space. In addition to program co- 
ordination the Metropolitan Board of Health office will provide: 

a. in-service education 

b. financial services as agent of the Province of B.C. (All 
bills for the City of Vancouver operation will be forwarded 
to the Metropolitan Board of Health offices for payment on 
a monthly basis. ) 

c. maintenance of a major equipment centre 

d. preparation of forms 

e. preparation of reports of services and costs from all 
four health department programs 

f. professional consultations (senior rehabilitation therapist, 
nursing, etc. ) 

The foregoing functions and costs will therefore not become a City of 
Vancouver responsibility. 



Continued on Page 2. . . 



1.1.9 



MANAGER'S REPORT, September 24, 1976 . (SOCIAL - 2) 



Clause No. 1 Continued 



4. Renovations : The renovations necessary to permit the seven service teams 
to operate fully out of Health Department unit buildings are detailed in 
an attached report. (Appendix B) When final costs are known the City of 
Vancouver will bill the Metropolitan Board of Health. A sum of $ 12,348.00 
will enable the Construction and Maintenance Division to carry out this 
work. 

5. Furnishings & Equipment : The details of furnishings required are also 
outlined in Appendix B. There are three sources: 

i. existing VON-owned furniture and equipment - this will 
be purchased by the Province of B.C. and will be given 
to the City of Vancouver. 

ii. some furniture such as office desks and chairs have 
been loaned from City surplus pending determination 
of the actual needs of the program. Furniture 
requirements, when known, will be acquired with the 
approval of the Provincial Government, with that 
government being responsible for paying the costs 
of such furniture. 

iii. some new furniture and typewriters may be purchased 
or rented immediately by the Metropolitan Board of 
Health. 

6. Telephones : Installation costs and identifiable monthly rental charges will 
be included in billings to the Metropolitan Board of Health. There will be 
no cost to the City of Vancouver. 

7. Accounting : A new budget division will be developed to cover all the 
above program items. There will be a "recovery" account in this budget 
division so the account will be internally balanced. Monthly billings 
of program costs will be submitted to the Metropolitan Board of Health. 



The Budget is as follows: 





October-Dec. 1976 


Jan. -March 1977 


Salaries 


291 ,165.00 


314,445.00 


Overtime 


29,116.00 


31 ,444.00 


Temporary Help 


29,116.00 


31 ,444.00 


Employee Fringe Benefits 


33,484.00 


36,160.00 


Program Supplies and Services 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


Auto Allowance 


21,000.00 


23,000.00 


Stationery, Office Supplies 






& Printing 


2,775.00 


2,775.00 


Educational Materials & Services 


1,000.00 


1 ,000.00 


Telephones (including installation 






costs) 


1,100.00 


750.00 


Renovations 


12,348.00 


NIL 


Recovery Metropolitan Board 


431 ,104.00 


451 ,018.00 



RECOMMENDATIONS 



Your Medical Health Officer recommends: 

A. That the sum of $431,104.00 be funded for the 
period October 1, 1976 to December 31, 1976 
and the amount of $451,018.00 be approved for 
the period January 1, 1977 to March 31, 1977, 
in advance of the 1977 Budget. 



Continued on Page 3 



MANAGER'S REPORT, September 24, 1976 (SOCIAL - 3) 



Clause No. 1 Continued 



B. That 52.5 nursing positions, 11 rehabilitation 
therapist positions and 10 clerical positions 
and .5 Driver position be hired by the Health 
Department effective October 1, 1976 subject 
to classification by the Director of Personnel 
Serv ices . 



There will be no additional cost to the City as a result of 
the direct costs incurred in this program, in that all direct 
costs for this program are recoverable from the Provincial 
Government through the Metropolitan Board of Health. 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendations 
of the Medical Health Officer be approved, and that the following 
recommendation of the Acting Comptroller of Budgets also be 
included in tnis report: 

"It is the recommendation of the Acting Comptroller of 
Budgets that this report include a recommendation that if the 
program is accepted, the Provincial Government be advised that 
implicit in the City's acceptance of the responsibility for the 
program ,is the Provincial responsibility for paying indirect 
costs equal to 10% of the actual monthly direct costs". 



The letter dated September 20, 1976 from the Office of the 
Provincial Minister of Health includes as a Provincial cost 
responsibility an item 'other administrative costs as negotiated'. 
These are interpreted to mean indirect costs incurred by the City 

(Appendix C attached). 




Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 1) 



BUILDING & PLANNING MATTERS 

RECOMMENDATION 

1. Rezoning Application - 2617 East Broadway 
Lot A, Block 22, N^s Section 34, T.H.S.L. 
(Plan 3385) 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

" An application has been received from R.K. Baker requesting an 
amendment to the Zoning and Development By-Law No. 3575 whereby 
the above-mentioned property be rezoned from (RS-l) One-Family 
Dwelling District to (C-2) Commercial District for the purpose of: 

'Using the existing building for offices in connection 
with the operation of Western Inventory Service. The 
business of Western Inventory Service consists of taking 
stock and counting inventories and does not generate any 
vehicle or pedestrian traffic to or from the office other 
than that created by the employees themselves. The number 
of employees varies from time to time but never exceeds 20. 
Employee parking is in the neighbourhood of 12 vehicles 
which can be accommodated on existing parking space.' 

SITE DESCRIPTION 

The site is located on the Northeast corner of Broadway and Penticton 
Street. It is rectangular in shape measuring 132 feet along Broadway 
and 125.94 feet along Penticton Street for a total site area of 16,524 
square feet. (See Appendix A). 

The lands to the North and the West of the site are zoned (RS-l) One- 
Family Dwelling District and are developed with single family dwellings. 
The land to the South is the site of Vancouver Technical High School. 
The land to the East is zoned (CD-I) Comprehensive Development District 
and is developed with a highrise apartment building and the Broadway 
Pentecostal Tabernacle. The vacant building on the site was previously 
a Y.M.C.A. 

NEIGHBOURHOOD SURVEY 

On July 27, 1976 the Planning Department received a letter from the 
applicant to which were attached copies of the questionnaires which 
had been given to adjacent residents. The results of the survey of 
the neighbourhood were summarized in his letter as follows: 

'You will observe that of 34 homes personally canvassed, 22 
said they had no objection, one had reservations about street 
parking, one suggested it should be converted into a coffee 
house and one indicated she would have preferred that it be 
turned into a community centre, but in answer to the question 
"Do you object to the rezoning?, answered "No". The occupants 
of 10 houses could not be contacted. 

The consensus of opinion among those persons living in the 
neighbourhood was not against the rezoning. ' 
(See Appendix B for the letter). 

Cont'd . . . 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 2) 



Clause #1 continued ; 
ANALYSIS 

The Planning Department cannot support the application to rezone to 
(C-2) Commercial District as it would encourage further expansion of 
the Commercial zoning in a strip fashion East of Nanaimo Street. The 
area is currently developed with the Church senior citizen complex 
to the East, the Vancouver Technical High School and adjacent Industrial 
area to the South. The appropriate uses for the site are institutional 
or residential. Rezoning to (C-2) Commercial District would allow the 
possibility of redevelopment of a building of 40 feet at a floor space 
ratio of 3.0 which could have an impact on the area. 

The Vancouver City Planning Commission in its meeting of September 1, 
1976 concurrsd with the recommendation of the Director of Planning. 

RECOMMENDATION : The Director of Planning recommends that the application 
be not approved. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of the 
Director of Planning be approved. 



2. Rezoning Application - 4870 Oak Street 
Lot 4, Block 816, D.L. 526, Plan 6963 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"An application has been received from S. and M. Halperin 
requesting an amendment to the Zoning and Development By-Law 
No. 3575 whereby the above-mentioned property be rezoned from 
(RS-1) One-Family Dwelling District to (RT-2) Two-Family 
Dwelling District for the purpose of: 

'building a duplex. ' 

SITE DESCRIPTION 

The site is located on the East side of Oak Street in the block between 
West 32nd Avenue and West 33rd Avenue. It is one lot which measures 57 
feet along Oak Street and 120 feet in depth for a total site area of 
6,840 square feet. (See Appendix A). 

The site is zoned (RS-1) One-Family Dwelling District as is the 
surrounding area. At present the lot is developed with a one-storey 
single family dwelling with a basement which is typical for the area. 

The Red Cross building and Shaughnessy Hospital are located to the North 
of the block in which the subject site is situated. Eric Hamber High 
School is located to the South of this block on the Southeast corner of 
West 33rd Avenue and Oak Street. 

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT 

The applicants submitted a set of drawings with their application which 
were stamped 'Received, City Planning Department, July 13, 1976' . The 
drawings, prepared by the Building Centre Plan Service, indicate a two- 
storey side-by-side duplex. The floor plans of the two units are 
symetrical around a central party wall. Each unit contains three bed- 
rooms. The total finished floor area is 1,262.5 square feet. 



Cont'd . . . 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 3) 



Clause #2 continued ; 
BACKGROUND 

In a letter dated November 27, 1975 the applicants requested that the 
Planning Department consider supporting an application to rezone the 
subject lot to permit construction of a duplex. The Planning Depart- 
ment informed the applicants, in a letter dated December 17, 1975, that 
such an application would not receive the support of the Planning 
Department 'as the rezoning of the site would permit a duplex dwelling 
in an area that is predominantly developed with one- family dwellings.' 

ANALYSIS 

The Planning Department cannot support the proposed rezoning as it 
would be a spot rezoning and would permit development of a higher 
density dwelling in an area which is zoned and developed as an (RS-l) 
One-Family Dwelling District. 

The Vancouver City Planning Commission at its meeting of September 1, 
1976 concurred with the recommendation of the Director of Planning. 

RECOMMENDATION ; That the application be not approved." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of the 
Director of Planning be approved. 



3. Keylock Truck Fuelling Stations 



Cn August 31, 1976, City Council considered a Development Permit Application from 
Gulf Oil Canada to erect a fuelling keylock installation at 8385 St. George Street 
and subsequently passed the following motions: 

" THAT the development permit for the keylock truck fuelling station 
at 8385 St. George Street be approved, in respect of diesel fuel 
only and that an attendant be on duty throughout the operation of 
the fuelling station. " 

" THAT the City Manager report on the keylock-type fuelling station 
at Terminal and Main Street and if a license has not yet been 
granted, such license be withheld until consideration of the matter by 
Council. " 

The following report has been received from the Director of Permits and Licenses 
and the Director of Planning; 

" Development Permit No. 72354 was issued on February 16, 1976, for the 
property at Terminal and Main thereby permitting the construction of a 
10' x 50' equipment roan and the relocation of an existing office and 
construction of a truck wash on this site and the use of a portion 
of the site for truck parking, all for a limited period of time, 
expiring February 28th, 1983. Condition #3 of the Development Permit 
states 'The permitted use will be limited to washing and cleaning of 
trucks and trailers, fuelling and short-term parking. 1 

Business License No. 27041 for Private Pumps has been issued to Fleet Enterprises 
Ltd. which permits them to supply gasoline, diesel or other motor fuel to their 
own vehicles only. This license does not cover the operation of a keylock type 
fuelling station which is being carried on for the dispensing of gasoline and 
diesel fuel to key holding customers. It is presumed that when application was 
made for the license, the applicant felt that since they would only be selling 
motor fuel to the customers under contract and not to the general public, a 
Private Pump license was required. At this time the implications of a keylock 
operation was not known. Gulf Oil advise that to obtain a key a customer must 
meet all of the following criteria. 



Cont'd . . . 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 4) 



Clause #3 continued ; 

1. consume a ndnimum of 6,000 gallons of fuel per year. (This 
contrasts to an average of 500 gallons per year used by private 
automobiles.) 

2. be a bona fide commercial account (i.e. fall within the definition 
of the Industrial class of trade.) 

3. the vehicle (s) to be fueled are to be carrnercial vehicles (trucks) 
only. No automobiles are allowed. 

The Provincial Fire Marshal has established guide lines for keylock installations 
and include the following conditions: 

(1) Ml Key holders must have a valid contract with the Oil Company. 

(2) Only Cornier cial, Industrial, Governmental, or Manufacturing 
Establishments can be key holders. 

(3) The Key-Lock Operation is a self-serve by the Key Holder Only. 

The City Fire Chief advises that the installation at Terminal and Main is 
fitted with the necessary equipment to meet the regulations and if it is 
operated within the Fire Marshal's guidelines he has no objections to the 
facility. 

The operator of this keylock station intends to have an attendant on duty 
24 hours per day, seven days a week. The attendant will not be involved 
in the actual refuelling of trucks. 

It has also been brought to our attention that the former conventional 
service station at 1810 Powell Street was converted to a keylock type 
installation in May 1975. There is one diesel and one gasoline pump which 
together with access area, are leased from the owner by Texaco Canada Ltd.. 
The owner of the property, Bill's Taxi Meter Sales and Service Ltd. operates 
a licensed auto repair and taxi meter repair shop on the premises and the 
business license also includes a conventional service station. There is no 
license to operate a Keylock station. No permits were required to convert to 
a keylock station and the change took place prior to the License Bylaw being 
amended to regulate self serve stations. There is an attendant at this 
location only from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.. 

The Director of Legal Services advise that there is some question as to whether 
a Keylock station comes under the classification of a self serve station since 
the general public does not have access, all users must be under contract, sale 
is restricted for use in commercial type vehicles and the fuel may be selling at 
wholesale rather than retail prices. 

It is felt that a keylock fuelling station is not a self serve or conventional 
gasoline station because a keylock station is in effect selling fuel on a 
wholesale and not retail basis. Therefore, if Council wish to restrict the 
number of keylock fuelling stations permitted in the City and regulate their 
operation, then a new category should be created in the License Bylaw to 
recognize this new method of marketing fuel to catmercial customers. 

KECCM4ENDED that the Director of Legal Services in conjunction with the Director 
of Permits and Licenses be instructed to bring forward recommended amendments 
to the License Bylaw to govern Keylock Fuelling Stations. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS the foregoing report of the Director of Permits and 
Licenses and the Director of Planning be approved. 



Cont'd . 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 (BUILDING - 5) 

4. Hardship Application - 1415 East 20th Avenue 



Mr. M. Samin has requested that reconsideration be given to a 
refused Hardship Application for the retention of a dwelling 
unit in the basement of the above building. 



The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 



"The records show that Permits were obtained for the 
erection of a one family dwelling in 1971, and a second 
Building Permit was issued in 1974 to alter the basement 
to provide a recreation room and a three-piece bathroom. 

Reinspection of the building in May of 1976, found, 
however, that the basement now contained a separate 
housekeeping unit. After notification to restore the use 
of this building back to a one family dwelling, the owner 
made an application for consideration under the Hardship 
Policy. The Hardship Committee, after reviewing the 
application, found that the applicant was married with 
no dependents, both the husband and wife are fully employed 
and even after the discontinuance of the illegal accommoda- 
tion, would still receive a combined income of $1,500 per 
month. The Committee further noted that neither age nor 
health were factors. 

It is, therefore, recommended that the decision of the 
Hardship Committee be endorsed and the application be 
refused . " 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the 
Director of Permits and Licenses be approved. 

DELEGATION THIS DAY: MR. M. SAMIN (See attached letter). 



CONSIDERATION 



5. 2850 West 1st Avenue - Development Permit 

Application #74120 - Zone: (RT-2) Two-Family 
Dwelling District 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"Development Permit Application #74120 has been filed by MARSHA EN0M0T0, 
Clinic Director, on behalf of the Cheater Vancouver Mental Health 
Service, to alter and use the main floor and basement of the existing 
building as group therapy rehabilitation offices and retain the living 
accommodations on the second floor and attic to be used as single family 
residence for owner of property. 

This site is situated cn the south side of West 1st Avenue between 
MacDonald and Bayswater adjacent to Tatlow Park. A Development Permit 
(#20942) was issued in June 1961 permitting the use of the existing 
building as a boarding house for aged persons. 

The applicant submitted a letter dated May 20, 1976, describing the type 
of operation which they will be performing. She states: 

'I am writing to detail the use that the Kitsilano Community 
Care Team would make of the house situated at 2850 West 1st 
Avenue, which we wish to use as a mental health clinic, 
providing professional rehabilitation, individual and group 
therapy for mentally ill patients residing in Kitsilano. 



Cont ■ d 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 6) 



Clause #5 continued ; 

The house would provide therapy rooms, medical rooms and 
office space for a staff of 2 psychiatrists (working part 
time), 10 therapists, and 2 secretaries. We are open between 
9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday, inclusive and 
we see a few clients after hours from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. 

Most staff spend part of their working day outside of the 
working clinic, serving approximately 50 boarding or rooming 
houses in Kitsilano where our patients reside. We also work 
visiting other mental health and general community agencies, 
and are involved with programs in schools, local neighbour- 
hoods and community centres, parks, recreation areas, manpower 
offices. Our main groups and occupational therapy occur 
outside of the clinic. 

In the past the Kitsilano Community Care Team has been located 
in a store front location. Our experience has shown that a 
house is a more suitable place for this treatment than a store 
front office. In dealing with very disturbed people, we have 
found that a home like atmosphere, the privacy of being away 
from a busy street and the informality of staff and patient 
mingling together enhances the results of treatment. Many 
studies have indicated that institutions - big, formal office 
settings - have an adverse effect on patients thus inhibiting 
the effect of treatment. In the field of Community Mental 
Health, the trend has been to move into a smaller informal 
setting. The house is bordered on two sides by park and is 
close to the beach. This would also help to meet our clients' 
needs. Since our present facilities are inadequate, I hope 
we will be able to move to this new facility.' 

The applicants have advised verbally that patients would not live in 
the premises. 

101 neighbouring property owners were notified by the Planning Department, 
of which 70 were notified by occupant letter and 31 by personal letter. 
14 letters of objection and 2 letters stating no objection were received; 
the remaining did not reply. Most of the objections expressed concern 
for personal safety and off-street parking. 

The Director of Planning considered this application on July 6, 1976 
and deferred decision to give the Greater Vancouver Mental Health 
Service an opportunity to meet with the objecting neighbours. After 
this meeting, 10 of the 14 objectors withdrew their objections. 

Two additional Petitions were received July 30, 1976, one bearing the 
signatures of 76 property owners and tenants objecting to the proposed 
use, and the second containing 14 signatures stating that they had 
no objections (copies on file in City Clerk's Office). 

The Social Planning Department have recommended approval of this 
proposed use (Appendix a). 

The proposed use would require 6 off-street parking spaces whereas 
the existing use (personal care) requires 7 spaces. One off-street 
parking space is proposed. 

The Director of Planning on August 9, 1976, after receiving advice 
from the Development Permit Staff Committee, was prepared to approve 
the application, but in view of the large number of objections received, 
he felt that the matter should first be reported to Council for their 
consideration and guidance." 



The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the CONSIDERATION of City 
Council . 

DELEGATION REQUESTS: STAFF OF KITSILANO COMMUNITY CARE TEAM AND 

KITSILANO COMMUNITY FORUM. 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(BUILDING - 7) 



RECOMMENDATION 

6. 1135-1155 West 7th Avenue - Development Permit 
Application #72133 (Site Size; 150' x 120') 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"Development Permit Application #72133 has been filed by Rhone & Iredale, 
Architects, for Creek View Terrace, to construct a townhouse development 
containing 19 dwelling units and to retain the existing building, 1145 
West 7th Avenue, for retail /office use, on this site located on Fairview 
Slopes at the north side of 7th Avenue between Alder and Spruce Streets. 

The proposed building would be at variance to the regulations of Section 
1 of the CRM-2 District Schedule with respect to floor space ratio, set- 
backs and height. (For detailed comparison, see attachment). 

Section 3 of the CRM-2 District Schedule gives City Council the discretion 
to permit a building at variance to the regulations of Section 1, with 
Council to have due regard to the following: 

(a) The provision of private outdoor living space, daylighting, land- 
scaping, the disposition of the required off-street parking and 
loading facilities, the location of the building in relation to 
the site and surrounding streets and buildings and its overall 
design. 

(b) For buildings approved under these clauses only, Council shall 
determine the maximum gross floor area which shall be allowed 
having particular regard to the factors noted above. In no case, 
however, shall : 

(i) the maximum floor space ratio exceed 1.5 computed as 
described in Section l.G of the CRM-2 Multiple Dwelling 
District Schedule 

(ii) the height of the building exceed thirty-five feet (35') 
nor twenty-five feet (25 1 ) measured from the centre line 
level of the nearest streets directly southward. 

City Council on June 1, 1976 adopted the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 
With respect to height, this Plan states "The height of a building 
should not exceed 35' measured vertically above a hypothetical line 
connecting the north and south property lines: additionally the height 
of a building should not exceed 25' above the south property line. 
Height should be calculated from City building grades of all street 
frontages . " 

The development would comply with the guidelines. 



Area Planning 

The Fairview Area Planner and the Area Planning Committee recommended 
approval of this Development Permit Application. 

Urban Design Panel 

The Urban Design Panel has recommended that the design as proposed be 
approved. 



The Director of Planning recommends that this Development Permit Applica- 
tion be approved, thereby permitting the construction of a townhouse 
development containing 19 dwelling units and the retention of the existing 



Cont'd 



: '28 

Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 (BUILDING - 8) 

Clause #6 continued : 

building, 1145 West 7th Avenue, for office/retail use, on this site, 
subject to the following conditions: 

1. Prior to the issuance of the Development Permit: 

a) Provision of lane access into the underground parking 
garage to be first approved by the Director of Planning, 
the City Engineer and the Director of Legal Services. 

b) Provision and location of garbage storage and pick up 
area to be made to the satisfaction of the Director 

of Planning, after consultation with the City Engineer 
and the Medical Health Officer. 

c) Complete landscaping drawings detailing the number, 
type, size and location of all planting and ground 
cover to be made to the satisfaction of the Director 
of Planning. 

d) Any non-standard treatment of the City street to be 
f i r<; t approved by the City Engineer. 

e) The northerly 10' of site (lots 14, 15 and 16) to be 
first dedicated to the City for lane purposes and 
any necessary arrangements to be first entered into 
with the City for use of this portion of the site 

so dedicated. 

f) Revised drawings to be submitted to the satisfaction 

of the Director of Planning clearly indicating the following: 

1. Deletion of recesses on east end elevations. 

2. Minimum overhead clearance height to be 7 ft. 

3. Floor level of all habitable rooms to be not 
more than 12" below finished grade of 
adjacent ground. 

4. The relationship between the proposed elevation 
at all entrances and the City Building grades. 

5. Crawl space area to be not more than 4 ft. in 
ceiling height. 

6. The location of the existing building, 1125 West 
7th Avenue, in relation to the proposed development. 

2. All 25 off-street parking spaces are to be provided in 
accordance with the approved drawings and the relevant 
requirements of Section 12 of the Zoning and Development 
By-law within sixty (60) days from the date of any use or 
occupancy of the proposed development and thereafter to 
be permanently maintained. 

3. All approved landscaping and treatment of the open portions 
of the site, other than the off-street parking area referred 
to in the preceding condition, shall be completed in 
accordance with the approved drawings within six (6) months 
of the date of any use or occupancy of the proposed develop- 
ment and thereafter to be permanently maintained. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the 
Director of Planning be approved. 



Cont' d 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



7. Rezoning Application - S.E. Corner of 
West 33rd Avenue and MacKenzie Street 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"An application has been received from Mr. Doug Derish of 
the Canada Permanent Trust Company requesting an amendment 
to the Zoning and Development By-Law No. 3575 whereby the above- 
described property be rezoned from (RS-1) One-Family Dwelling 
District to (C-l) Commercial District for the purpose of: 

'The Westerly half is presently zoned as a (C-l) 
Commercial District and the Easterly half is 
presently zoned as an (RS-1) One-family Dwelling 
District. We are making application to rezone the 
residentially zoned portion of the lot to (C-l) 
Commercial District. ' 

Attached as Appendix A is a copy of Mr. Smith's letter of February 24 
1976 to the Planning Department and the Planning Department's reply 
dated April 23, 1976. 



SITE DESCRIPTION 

The site is located on the S.E. Corner of West 33rd Avenue and Mackenzie 
Street. The lot has a frontage of 8l feet on West 33rd Avenue and a 
depth of 130 feet for a total site area of 10,530 square feet. 
(See Appendix B). The Westerly 33 feet of the lot is zoned (C-l) 
Commercial District and the Easterly 48 feet of the lot is zoned 
(RS-1) One- Family Dwelling District. The lot is developed with a 
gasoline service station and a one storey building containing two 
retail stores and one restaurant. 

The other three corners are also zoned (C-l) Commercial District 
and are developed with a gasoline service station, retail stores 
and some dwelling units above. The lands surrounding the (C-l) 
Commercial District at the intersection of West 33rd and MacKenzie 
are zoned and developed as an (RS-1) One Family Dwelling District. 

The other three corners all have three lots developed commercially 
but one 33 foot lot at each corner is zoned (RS-1) One Family Dwelling 
District as follows: 

(a) S.W. Corner - Lots 16-18, Block 47, D. L. 2027 

Lot 16 (33'xl30') is zoned RS-1 

(b) N.W. Corner - Lots 70-72, Block 50, D.L. 2027 

Lot 70 (33'xl30') is zoned RS-1 

(c) N.E. Corner - Lots 91-93, Block 49, D.L. 2027 

Lot 93 (33'xl30') is zoned RS-1 

At the N.E. corner there is a dwelling behind the commercial development 
at the rear of lots 92 & 93* See Appendix C for approximate location 
of buildings and existing zoning. 

ANALYSIS 



The Director of Planning supports the application to rezone the 
westerly 48 feet from (RS-1) One Family Dwelling District to (C-l) 
Commercial District as it eliminates the non-conforming aspects 
of commercial development on residentially zoned land and encourages up- 
grading or redevelopment of the property in a viable local commerical 
area. The closest commercial areas to West 33rd and MacKenzie 
commercial area are located approximately 10 blocks to West 41st 
and Dunbar ( z oned C-2), 6 blocks to West 30th and Dunbar (zoned C-2) 
6 blocks to West 41st and Carnarvan (zoned C-l) and 8 blocks to 
West 41st and Larch (zoned C-2). 



4 ,X- 



3 



(BUILDING - 9) 



Cont'd 



Manag 



er's Report, September 24, 197 6 



(BUILDING - 10) 



Clause #7 continued; 



The Director of Planning further supports the rezoning of those 
lots on the other three corners which are zoned (RS-1) One Family 
Dwelling District but are developed commercially. 



The Vancouver City Planning Commission at its meeting of August \, 
1976 concurred with the recommendation of the Director of Planning. 



RECOMMENDATION : That the application to rezone the easterly 48 
feet of Lot 1, Block 48, D.L. 2027 to (C-l) Commercial District 
be approved. 

That the Director of Planning be instructed to make application 
to rezone Lot 10, Block 47, D.L. 2027; Lot 70, Block 50 D.L. 2027, 
and Lot 93, Block 49 D.L. 2027 from (RS-1) One Family Dwelling 
District to (C-l) Commercial District. 

Further that the whole matter be referred direct to a Public Hearing." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendations of 
the Director of Planning be approved. 



FOR C0UNCII ACTION SEE fKi(S0:_ 



32. 



A-7 



Manager's Report, September 24, 197 6 (FINANCE - 1) 



FINANCE MATTERS 



INFORMATION 



1. Central and Oliver Hotels 



The Director of Finance reports as follows: 



"The purpose of this report is to clarify the capital cost information for the 
Central, Oliver and Ferry Hotels. As can be seen in Table 1 the City of Vancouver 
has so far granted $238,495 toward the rehabilitation of these structures. This 
is far less than any other levels of government. 



Table 1 



Capital Financing Central, Oliver & Ferry Hotels 

Multi-Use Centre 



Hotel 
Rehabil itation 



Federal Government 

10% Grant $ 128,611 

Rehabilitation Grant 85,000 
Repayable Loan at 7 5/8% 778,341 
Extra Costs as a result of 
default by UHF - added to 
repayable loan 

Sub Total 

Provincial Government 

Grant for furnishing 
Grant for rehabilitation 

Sub Total 
City of Vancouver 

Grant for rehabilitation 200,000 

Grant of interest on 

an interim loan 

Sub Total 

TOTAL $1,191,952 



$ 



140,966 
38,216 



Not Known 
360,480 * 



29,520 * 
8,975 



$578,157 



Total 



$ 128,611 
85,000 
919,307 



38,216 
$1 ,171 ,134 



360,480 
360,480 

229,520 

8,975 
$ 238,495 

$1,770,109 



♦Originally $390,000 was granted as a loan to UHF with $174,200 coming from the 
City of Vancouver. This loan was to be repaid from the rent of the Multi-Use 
Centre which was leased to the City and the Province. An agreement has been 
made whereby this $390,000 will be discharged as shown in the table. 



The City has an interest in the continuation of the Multi-Use Centre which it 
has established in partnership with the Provincial Government. There is also 
a desire to see the rental accommodation remain available to low income persons. 
However, it is at the Federal and Provincial levels where power to allocate 
funds and decide the fate of this project really lies. 



Cont'd 



Manager's Report, September 24, 197 6 
Clause #1 continued: 



(FINANCE - 2) 



There seem to be two alternatives which, with Federal/Provincial funding, would 
retain this use: 

a) Funding under Section 40 of the National Housing Act where a 

Federal-Provincial partnership would own and manage the building as 
public housing. Under this section there is normally some municipal 
level sharing of operating losses (through the Regional District). 

b) Funding under Section 15 of the N.H.A. with the City of Vancouver, 
Housing Corporation assuming the current UHF mortgage ($957,523). 
This would not seem to be feasible unless Section 44.(1 )(b) 
operating subsidies were approved for the project. 

Discussion of these alternatives with the Federal and Provincial Governments 
have been initiated and progress will be reported to Council on a continuing 
basis." 



The City Manager submits the foregoing report of the Director of Finance for 
Council INFORMATION. 



RECOMMENDATION 



2 . Disposal of U.N. Habitat Flags and Banners 



On July 26, 1976, the Special Committee of Council re U.N. Conference resolved: 

"That the Director of Finance and the Director of Social Planning consider and 
report back to Council on appropriate procedures for the disposal of the U.N. 
Habitat Flags and Banners, and that the Artists' Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, 
be considered as the agency for distribution on a commission basis." 

The officials report as follows: 

"The normal procedure for disposing of flags and banners is to offer a selection 
to the City Archives and Centennial Musem and a price is set on the remainder 
for direct sale to the public. 

The sale is held in conjunction with a City Auction. The Auctioneer is not, 
however, interested in auctioning them off in the small quantities the public 
wish to buy, and he believes that if he auctioned them in lots of ten or more, 
the return would be less than we are receiving from our present method. 

Interest shown by the public, the condition of the articles, and the quantities 
available all help to determine the selling price. We have received over 60 
inquiries to date, and the interest has centred almost exclusively around the 
flags and Seagull banners. If the normal selling procedures were followed the 
selling prices, based on the information we have to date, would be:- 

Habitat Flags and Seagull Banners - $5.00 each 
Other Banners - $2.00 each 

The Artists' Gallery has facilities to display the flags and banners, and Gallery 
personnel have the art expertise to promote the sale, so they should be able to 
obtain prices which would enable them to pay the City its normal selling price, 
and still realize a worthwhile profit for the Gallery. This would help the 
Gallery, at no cost to the City, so we are recommending that all flags and banners 
left, after donations authorized by City Council are satisfied, be turned over to 
the Artists' Gallery for sale on a consignment basis. 



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Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 (FINANCE - 3) 

Clause #2 continued : 
DONATIONS 

(a) In order to preserve some of the flags and banners for posterity, represent- 
ative groupings should be donated to certain educational or historical organ- 
izations, such as the City Archives, the Canadian Habitat Secretariat, the 
Centennial Museum and the Centre for Human Settlements (when it becomes 
established at U.B.C., and a few groupings should be held in reserve in the 
event that other deserving organizations come to Council's attention in the 
future) . 

As a representative grouping, we would suggest two flags of each of the two 
colour combinations, and two colour combinations of each of the seven banner 
designs for a total of 4 flags and 14 banners. (A grouping which contains 
all colour combinations would be too large because there is a total of 45 
different colour combinations). 

(b) One of the suggestions of the Committee was that flags be distributed to 
125 Elementary and Secondary Schools for use in social studies discussion 
of world affairs. We believe that distribution to individual schools would 
consume too much of the available supply, but Council may wish to consider 
donating a representative grouping, as described in (a) above, to the School 
Board, and the School Board could loan them to individual schools, as it 
saw fit. 

(c) A request was also received from the Chairman of the 1977 International Camp, 
B.C. Council of Girl Guides Association of Canada, requesting a donation of 

a number of Habitat Banners and Flags for display and swap at an international 
camp to be hosted by Girl Guides of Canada, at Nova Scotia in July 1977. There 
will be between 150 and 170 Girl Guides from B.C. attending this event, so, 
again, we consider the quantity too large if each girl was to be given a 
banner for swap purposes. If, however, Council wishes to donate to this event, 
we would suggest that they be given two Habitat flags for display purposes, 
and they be offered banners left over from prior years for swap purposes, but 
they not be given any Habitat banners. (The demand for last year's banners 
was very low and approximately 200 remain unsold, and, a substantial number 
of tanners from previous years, which were held in reserve by the Electrical 
Division, have been turned over to the Purchasing Division for disposal, so 
there are plenty older banners for such purposes). 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

(a) Donations 

1. Donate one representative grouping consisting of 4 Habitat flags and 14 
Hcbitat banners, to each of the following organizations:- 

(i) City Archives 

(ii) Centennial Museum 

(iii) Canadian Habitat Secretariat 

(iv) U.B.C. Centre for Human Settlement (when it becomes established). 

(v) Vancouver School Board 

2. Donate two Habitat flags and approximately 150 old banners from past 
years to the B.C. Council of Girl Guides Association of Canada. 

(b) Reserve 

Hold 3 representative grouping of Habitat flags and banners in reserve, in 
Surplus Stores, in the event that Council has a use for them in the future. 

(c) Sties 

1. Consign all remaining Habitat flags and banners to the Artists' Gallery 
on the understanding that, after sales are made, they pay the City 
$5.00 for each Habitat flag and Seagull banner sold, and $2.00 each for 
other Habitat banners sold. 

2. Authorize the Purchasing Agent to arrange sales, through the Artists' 
Gallery, of any other surplus items which, in his opinion, can most 
effectively be sold through their facilities. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the Director 
of Finance and the Director of Social Planning be approved. 



Manager's Report, September 24, 197 6 



(FINANCE - 4) 



3. 



Tenders for Police Annex 



The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 

"On December 2, 1975 Council approved the following recommendation: 

'THAT Council approve the construction of the annex building 
for the Police Station at 312 Main Street but that the 
Architect, in consultation with the Users' Committee find 
means to keep the total cost to a maximum of $3,127,000.' 

Subsequently, on June 15, 1976 Council approved the following 
recommendation: 



'THAT tenders for construction of the annex to the Public 
Safety Building be invited by public tender, the contract 
be for a stipulated sum with provision for the work of 
excavating rubble and old foundations to be carried out 
on the basis of cost plus ten percent.' 



Tenders were requested on a firm stipulated sum basis with the 
exception of work relating to the excavation sub-trade, because of the 
uncertainty of the underground work involved. The conditions of the 
tender require the contractor to carry out the excavation and its related 
work on a cost plus fixed fee basis. The bidders were required to submit 
an estimate of the labour, material and equipment rental costs for the 
excavation work in order to establish a fixed fee to be included in the 
tender amount and to determine the probable excavation cost. The 
average of the estimated excavation costs as submitted by the bidders 
is $222,600 which has been used to assemble the total project cost as 
detailed later in the report. The bidders were advised that the award 
would be on the basis of the stipulated sum plus the excavation fixed fee. 

The following contractors submitted tenders, and the related 
amounts shown are the totals of the stipulated sum and excavation fixed 
fee: 



Every tender was accompanied by a bid bond for the required value of 
$125,000, except that of Prossegger Construction Ltd., who submitted a 
certified cheque in that amount. The tenders were examined and found to 
be in order. The low tender is that of Smith Bros. & Wilson Ltd. for 
$2,433,342. 

On the basis of the low tender the total cost of the building 
project, excluding furnishings, is estimated to be $2,982,642 as follows: 



Smith Bros. & Wilson Ltd. 

Prossegger Construction Ltd. 

H. Haebler Co. Ltd. 

Dillingham Corporation Canada Ltd. 

Van Construction, Division of 

Van Vliet Construction Co. Ltd. 
Graham Construction Ltd. 
Dawson Hall Ltd. 
Cana Construction Co. Ltd. 



$2,433,342 
2,440,000 
2,495,000 
2,498,000 



2,498,875 
2,614,000 
2,624,594 
2,751,000 



Demolition of existing building & fences 

Building contract, fixed amounts 

Estimated excavation cost 

Architects' & Consultants' fees 

Soils investigation 

Relocation of utilities 

Street planting 

Preparing alternative parking site 
Replace curb 

Clerk of Works salary & auto allowance 
Permits, legal notices & misc. expense 
Telephone installation charges 
Contingencies 



$ 1,000 
2,433,342 
222,600 
216,000 



8,000 
25,000 

2,500 
15,000 

1,500 
18,000 

8,000 

1,700 
30,000 



$2,982,642 



Cont 1 d 



Manager's Report, September 24, 197 6 



(FINANCE - 5) 



Clause #3 continued : 

The item of $15,000 for preparing an alternative parking site provides 
for improvements requested by the Police Department on the newly acquired 
site at Cordova and Columbia Streets that will be used for parking police 
vehicles during construction of the annex. These include installation of 
a control office with telephone and sanitary facilities, security fencing 
and gates, patching the pavement, installing timber curbs and traffic 



The Director of Finance advises that funds amounting to $3,127,000 
have been provided for the Police Annex Building in the current Capital 
Budget. The balance of the funding of $144,380 is left unallocated at this 
time, reserved for furnishings and final completion of the project, and 
will be subject of a report to Council at a later date. 

It is recommended that Council: 

1. Accept the low tender of $2,433,342 submitted by Smith Bros. & Wilson 
Limited, and award them the contract, including excavation work. 

2. Approve the return of Bid Bonds and cheque to the unsuccessful bidders. 

3. Approve the appropriations totalling $2,982,642 for the purposes set 
forth in the foregoing estimates from funds previously approved by 
City Council." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendations 
of the Director of Permits and Licenses be approved. 



painting. 




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Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 PERSONNEL - 1) 



PERSONNEL MATTERS 



RECOMMENDATION 

1. Classification Review, One Position. Citv Planning Dept. 
The Director of Personnel Services reports as follows: 



"At its meeting of July 8, 1975, Council approved the recommendations contained in 
a Manager's report entitled 'City Planning Department - Organization'. The 
report recommended that the position of Deputy Director of Planning be abolished 
and that the Deputy's former responsibilities be re-assigned to the following 
senior positions: 

Associate Director - Area Planning (Pay Grade 38) 

Associate Director - Overall Planning (Pay Grade 38) 

Assistant Director - Civic Development (Pay Grade 36) 

Assistant Director - Community Planning and Housing (Pay Grade 36) 

Zoning Planner (Pay Grade 3 5) 

The report further recommended that the Director of Personnel Services undertake a 
classification review of these positions. The full review has not yet been finalized 
due in part to the unfortunate illness of the Zoning Planner, and the fact that the 
position of Associate Director - Overall Planning has been vacant since December, 
1975. However, I do not wish to delay any further my report on one of the positions, 
since the incumbent has been delegated markedly additional responsibilities, and 
has been performing these duties since the inception of the new organization. 

The position in question is that of Assistant Director - Civic Development, occupied 
by D.M. Hickley. The incumbent now performs varied and difficult administrative and 
professional work assisting the Director of Planning in directingthe Central Area 
Planning Program. The duties and responsibilities have increased considerably since 

1972 at which time the position was mainly responsible for False Creek planning. 
Mr. Hickley is now responsible for planning the Downtown and West End Areas, for 
Historic Areas in the City and for a review of the Development Permit Process in 
the Central Area. (Attached for information are Organization Charts for 

1973 and 1976.) 

This responsibility for supervising the Central Area Division equates in difficulty 
and complexity to the two positions of Associate Director and it is therefore, 
recommended that the position occupied by Mr. Hickley be reclassified to that level, 
effective July 16, 1975. This matter is being referred to Council since the creation 
of a third Associate Director position is a departure from the organizational 
structure originally approved in 1975. 



The estimated recurring annual cost of this proposal, calculated at the top step 
of the 1976 salary ranges and including fringe benefits is $3091. The Acting 
Comptroller of Budgets advises that funds for the additional cost for 1975 and 
1976 of $2166 are available in the 1976 departmental budget. 

In summary, I recommend that the position occupied by D. M. Hickley be reclassified 
from 'Assistant Director - Civic Development' (Pay Grade 36) to 'Associate Director - 
Central Area Planning' (Pay Grade 38) effective July 16, 1975, at an additional 
cost for 1975-1976 of $2166. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above recommendation of the Director of 
Personnel Services be adopted. 



Cont'd 



I 37 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 (PERSONNEL - 2) 



2. Extension of time for Temporary Additional Electrical 

Inspector for Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting Inspection 

The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 

"By Resolutions of Council, dated July 31, 1973, and September 
10, 1974, this Department was authorized to employ an additional 
electrical inspector for the purpose of carrying out inspections 
of Fire Alarm Systems in existing buildings. These increased 
inspections resulted from changes in the Fire By-law which 
authorized the Fire Chief to order a Fire Alarm System installed 
in any building where in the opinion of the Fire Chief such a 
system was necessary for the safety of the occupants. 

There are approximately 5,000 premises in the City that are 
affected by the By-law change to require the installation of a 
Fire Alarm System or the upgrading of the existing system. The 
Chief Fire Warden advises that he has issued orders to approximately 
30% of the existing premises requiring Fire Alarm installations, 
and a concerted effort is now being undertaken to issue the balance 
of the Fire Alarm orders. 

In November, 1974, the Fire By-law was further amended to require 
the installation of emergency lighting in buildings of more than 
three storeys in height or exceeding 6,000 sq. ft. in ground floor 
area. There are an additional 6,000 buildings affected by this 
amendment . 

Our records indicate that there are 625 completed Fire Alarm 
installations and 125 emergency lighting installations, thus a 
considerable amount of electrical inspection work remains out- 
standing. Fire Alarm installations require approximately 4-5 
inspections to finalize. This is caused by incompatability of 
system devices, incomplete installations in accordance with Fire 
Warden's instructions, material shortages, testing of devices, and 
additional electrical work. Enforcement of emergency lighting 
installations commenced early in 1975. Inspections of emergency 
lighting installations has been assigned to the temporary Electrical 
Inspector due to the specialized nature of the inspections. 

The annual cost of this inspector's salary and fringe benefits are 
fully recoverable from the overall Electrical permit fees although 
it is apparent that the fees for many individual Fire Alarm 
Installations are not sufficient to cover such costs. Permit fees 
for Fire Alarm Systems and Emergency Lighting Installations are, 
therefore, being reviewed in an effort to charge a fee more 
realistic to the Inspector's time. 

The temporary electrical inspector (I) was added to the Electrical 
Inspection Branch on September 9, 1973, for a period of one year 
which was subsequently renewed for a further period of two years. 
From the above information it is apparent that there is far in 
excess of two (2) years workload remaining for this electrical 
inspector . 

I, therefore, request that the temporary electrical inspector be 
extended for two (2) additional years to enable the Fire Alarm 
Inspection and the Emergency Lighting Inspection program to 
continue . 



Cont'd 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 (PERSONNEL - 3) 



Clause #2 Continued 



The cost of the salary and fringe benefits for this temporary 
electrical inspector for the balance of 1976 are included in our 
appropriation 6705/94, and if this position is extended into 1977 
and 1978, such funds for salary and fringe benefits can be provided 
through normal budget practices. No additional funds for furniture 
and equipment are required. 

The Director of Permits and Licenses recommends that the present 
temporary Electrical Inspector position be continued for a further 
period of two (2) years, expiring on September 9, 1978, subject to 
review and report as to a further extension of time or termination 
prior to the expiry of the period." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above position be extended 
for a period of 12 months and that the Director of Permits & 
Licenses report back in July, 1977 on the Fire By-law related 
activities of the position. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) ... IQQL- 




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Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(PROPERTIES - 1) 



PROPERTY MATTERS 



INFORMATION 



1. Demolition - 407 Prior St. 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows :- 

"I have received and opened quotations from various con- 
tractors for demolition of the structure listed below 
and have awarded the contract to the low bidder as 
noted :- 



Property 

407 Prior Street 
Lot 31, Block 103, 
D.L. 196 



Pro.ject 

Strathcona 

Rehabilitation 

Project 



Successful 
Bidder 



Mr. Edmond 
McCaughan 



City to 
Pay 

$1,118.00 



Code No. 
5893/893 



The City Manager has confirmed the above contract and submits the 
foregoing report of the Supervisor of Property & Insurance to 
Council for INFORMATION. 



CONSIDERATION 

2. Sale to Villa Cathay Care Home Society. Location: south side 
Union between Campbell and Ravmur Avenues. 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows: 

"On October 22, 197U, City Council approved the sale of 1.11 acres to the 
Villa Cathay Care Home Society. The date of sale was to be the date of 
issuance of the Development Permit or 120 days from the date of Council 
approval being February 20, 1975. The creation of this site was considerably 
delayed due to legal problems, hence the sale date could not be met. 
For this reason, and due to the fact that financing arrangements were not 
resolved with the Provincial Department of Housing, the Society requested 
and received two extensions to the sale date which is presently May 31, 1976. 

The Society had been unable to meet this sale date but did pay the 
principal account in full on September 9, 1976 and advised they are now 
ready to proceed with this project. The payment delay was due to the fact 
they encountered many frustrating and unavoidable delays in resolving 
financing and accordingly are now requesting that the City waive interest 
in the amount of $9,865.00 for the period May 31, 1976 to September 8, 1976; 
taxes in the amount of $2,678.14; from May 31, 1976 to December 31,1976 
and the administrative fee of $50.00, totalling $12,593.14+. 

Taxes were waived on this property for 1975 by a May 6, 1975 resolution 
of Council. That resolution stated - 

'That Council approve the waiving of City taxes on this particular 
project for 1975, and approve in principle City taxes on this property 
being waived permanently. 1 



Cont ' d 



Manager's Report, September 2k, 1976 



(PROPERTIES - 2) 



Clause #2 Continued 



However, taxes were never due in 1975 because the sale date was extended 
into 1976, and permanent tax exemption would have to be applied for in 
the normal manner. 

Therefore, it is requested that - 

CONSIDERATION be given to making a grant to the Villa Cathay Care Home 
Society in the amount of $2,678.1)1+ which represents real property taxes 
payable for the period May 31 to December 31 , 1976. 

and FURTHER THAT 

CONSIDERATION be given to waiving interest in the amount of $9,865.00 for 
the period May 31 , 1976 to September 8, 1976 and waiving the administration 
fee of $50.00." 



The City Manager submits the report of the Supervisor of Property 
& Insurance to Council for CONSIDERATION. 



RECOMMENDATION 

3. Lease renewal Cafeteria Lease - City of Vancouver to C.N.I.B. 
(Caterplan Services) 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows: 

"Lease and operation of the City Hall Cafeteria and East Wing Staff 

Lunchroom was awarded to the C.N.I.B. for a period of three years, ' 

May 1, 1971 to April 30, 197I4., at a rental of $2,1+00.00 per annum. 

The lease contained a two year right of renewal and the C.N.I.B. exercised 

that right with negotiations finalized at a rental of $3,120.00 per 

annum for the period May 1, 1971+ to April 30, 1976. 

The general concensus appears to be that the services provided by Caterplan 
Services Ltd. have been satisfactory and the operators were approached with 
regard to their intentions for a lease renewal. 

Mr. Lindsey, Manager of Caterplan Services Ltd. , has indicated that they 
would prefer a three year lease with a two year option and this office 
in turn informed him that the City would require a one-year rental 
review clause. 

A review of the present rental and also an analysis of the operating statment 
as supplied by the Chartered Accountants for Caterplan, indicates that the 
present rental of $3,120.00 per annum should not be increased at this time. 
It is also the opinion of this office that the lease should be renewed 
to Caterplan by virtue of past performance, utilization of C.N.I.B. 
personnel and limited profit. 



It is therefore recommendedthat a new lease be entered into with Caterplan 
Services Ltd. for a three year term, May 1, 1976 to April 30, 1979 with 
yearly rental reviews and a two year right of renewal^ Rental for the 
period May 1, 1 976 to April 30, 1977 to be $3,120.00 per annum subject 
also to the remaining terms and conditions as contained in the original 
lease dated May 1, 1971 , and amendments as approved by resolution of Council, 
December 17, 1971+. 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of 
the Supervisor of Property & Insurance be approved. 



Cont'd 



Manager's Report, September 24, 1976 



(PROPERTIES - 3) 



4. Sale and Resubdivision of City-Owned Property and Lane South 
side of King Edward Ave. . West of Balkan Street 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance and the City Engineer report 
as follows: 

"The City owns an unsubdivided portion of a block situated on the 
south side of King Edward Avenue west of Balkan Street, legally described as 

Blocks 13 & 14 (except portions subdivided by Plans 3241 and 6357 and the 
East 33 ft. now road) of Blocks 10 to 13 and 22 to 25, District Lots 391 & 392, 
Plan 603. This undivided strip was acquired in 1938 by Tax Sale and is 
approximately 16.5 ft. by 304 ft., zoned RS-1, One Family Dwelling District. 

Over the years, a through lane has been opened in the block and this 
lane is partially located over the westerly 10 ft. of the unsubdivided strip. 
The remainder of the unsubdivided strip is utilized by the owners of adjoining 
Lots 11 to 15. Situated between the unsubdivided strip and Lots 11 to 14 is 
a 20 ft. dedicated lane. This lane has never been opened and the owners of 
Lots 11-14 have utilized this lane allowance and erected carports/garages. 

Following a recent sale of Lot 13, a request was made to the City 
Engineer for an encroachment agreement to permit the continued existence of 
the carport on the dedicated lane. Rather than enter encroachment agreements 
and perpetuate this unsatisfactory subdivision, it was decided to contact the 
five owners of Lots 11 to 15 to determine whether they would be interested in 
purchasing portions of the unopened lane and unsubdivided strip to add to their 
lots. 

Following discussions, the owners of Lots 11 to 14, of Lots 13 & 14, 
Blocks 10-13 and 22-25, D. L. 1 s 391 & 392 have submitted applications to 
purchase the portions of City-owned land and lane abutting their lots. They 
have offered to pay the sum of $350.00 each, inclusive of current year's 
taxes, registration and administration fees, legal and survey costs. The 
offers are subject to the City-owned land/lane being added to each lot to 
create new parcels, approximately 39 feet by 119 feet, except for a 10 ft. by 
10 ft. lane corner cut-off at the north-west corner of Lot. 14. 

The owner of Lot 15 is not interested in purchasing the unsubdivided 
strip abutting his lot. Since this remaining strip is too small to create as 
a lot, it is recommended that this strip be dedicated for lane purposes. 

it is recommended that 

A) the portion of lane indicated as 'closed lane' on plan marginally 
numbered LF 7770 be closed, stopped up, conveyed to the 
abutting owners and then subdivided with the abutting lands. 

B) the unsubdivided strip, known as Blocks 13 & 14 (except portions 
subdivided by Plans 3241 and 6357 and the East 33 ft. now road) 
of Blocks 10 to 13 and 22 to 25, District Lots 391 & 392, Plan 
603 be dedicated for lane purposes except for portions of the 
unsubdivided strip adjacent to Lots 11 to 14 which are to be 
sold and conveyed to the said owners. Sufficient lane to be 
dedicated in order to provide a 20-foot lane at the rear of 

the newly created lots. 

C) the sale price for portions of the City lane and unsubdivided 
strip to be $350.00 for each owner, inclusive of current year's 
taxes, registration and administration fees, legal and survey 
costs; the owners to pay mortgage extension fees of $25.00 
each as required. 

D) the City lane and portion of the unsubdivided strip 
being added, to be consolidated with each of Lots 11 
to 14." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above recommendations of the City 
Engineer and the Supervisor of Property & Insurance be approved. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) J.Ol 



MANAGER'S REPORT 

August 18, 1976 

TO: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: Lane West of Lincoln Street - 43rd to 45th Avenues 
CLASSIFICATION: RECOMMENDATION 

The City Engineer reports as follows: 
■ INTRODUCTION 

A petition has been received from the residents served by the subject lane, 
This lane was paved as a local improvement in the latter part of last year. The 
petition is in protest against the paving work done in the lane by the Engineer- 
ing Department. It aiso states that the lane should be redone. 

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR LANE PAVING 

In the design and paving of gravel lanes, it is desirable that the finished 
paved surface is smooth along the driving surface and at the same time provides 
gentle local access connections to abutting properties so that the underside of 
vehicle does not drag on the pavement surface. In addition, it is necessary that 
the paved lane has enough slope to permit rainfall to drain properly especially 
along the length of the lane. Because of grade differences between individual 
properties along lanes, it is sometimes difficult to develop the lane below all 
the backyards to provide gentle grade connections to all properties and at the 
same time maintain uoth smooth grades and adequate drainage along the lane. 

In the case of the lane west of Lincoln Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues, 
the foregoing normal lane design considerations were complicated by the fact that 
this lane was quite flat in the central portion, although the grades in the 
vicinity of the north and south ends were adequate. 

Under these circumstances, there were two paving design options which were 
considered. One design alternative (Scheme A) consisted of having a grade which 
was a little higher than existed in the central portion of the lane (to permit 
adequate drainage) and pave over the existing surface at the north end. This 
would provide good access to the properties at the north end. The second design 
alternative (Scheme B) involved maintaining the grade at the existing lane 
elevation in the central section, and cutting the north section to develop an 
adequate slope for drainage. 

Scheme A would take maximum advantage of the existing compacted lane roadbed 
and would provide good local access at the north and south end. However, the 
higher condition in the middle portion of the lane would make local access a little 
more difficult there. 

Scheme B would disrupt the established roadbed condition at the north end of 
the lane and provide a depressed lane pavement and steep local access conditions 
at that location, while maintaining generally the existing grades in the central 
portion. Thus, there would be a local access problem created by Scheme B at the 
north end of the lane, as well as a disruption of the existing lane foundation 
which could reduce che life span of this paving work. The initial cost of each of 
these lane paving schemes was comparable. The cost of the fill involved in 
Scheme A in the central portion of the lane tends to balance with the cost of the 
cut in Scheme B at the northern end of the lane. 

Therefore, each scheme would create a local access problem for a short length 
along the lane. Apart from this common local access disadvantage, the only 
difference between the two lane paving schemes is that Scheme A offers a better 
permanent solution since it does not disturb the soil conditions in existing lane. 
For these reasons, Scheme A design was implemented. 

RESIDENTS 1 CONCERNS 

Because of the various design difficulties in this lane, we expected to under- 
take some modifications after the lane was paved. Some drainage difficulties and 
local access problems were encountered by adjacent properties and we were in the 
course of resolving these difficulties when the petition was received. In 
difficult lane paving situation like this, some follow-up modification work is 
normal. Currently, we are paving about 210 lanes annually throughout the City. 
About 10% of the lanes fall into this difficult design category and require some 
remedial work after the paving work to accommodate individual access and drainage 
concerns . 

Cont'd . . . 



2 



Examination of the petition suggests that virtually all the affected 
residents want the lane redone. The word 'redone' was intended to mean that the 
existing asphalt would be ripped out, and regrading would take place, followed 
by placement of a new asphalt surface. This work would cost about $4,500. 

ENGINEERING INVESTIGATION 

In the opinion of the Engineering Department, the existing paved lane is 
generally satisfactory although minor modifications at some locations would 
improve conditions. The estimated cost to carry out these modifications is $800. 

After receiving the petition and investigating the lane, we undertook a 
survey of the affected residents in July to ascertain clearly their views. 

There are seventeen (17) occupied houses in this block and we were able to 
contact sixteen (16) of these residents. Of the sixteen, nine indicated un- 
qualified satisfaction with the existing paved lane while five (5) requested some 
minor lane modifications. The remaining two residents wanted the lane completely 
redone. They are located about mid-block where the most difficult problems were 
expected since there the paved lane surface had to be constructed above 
the existing grades. In one case, the higher location although reasonably meeting 
the garage floor, has created an effective step for pedestrians from the lane to 
the backyard, and the drainage adjacent to the garage should be modified. In the 
other case, vehicular access from the garage is more difficult than before because 
of the slope created between the garage and the lane. These two residents initiated 
the petition. 

The apparent inconsistency in opinion of the residents based on our survey and 
the petition, can probably be explained because many of the residents were told by 
the petitioners that the only way action would be undertaken by the City is if the 
majority of affected residents signed the petition. Some residents, in fact, in- 
dicated to the Engineering Department representatives that it would not be prudent 
to rip up the lane and repave it. 

CONCLUSION 

The residents representing two properties wish the lane to be totally redone 
at a cost of about $4,500. If this work were done, these two properties would have 
better access although such work is not necessary to resolve the majority of the 
residents' concerns. Some residents, in fact, indicated that such major repaying 
work is unjustified. 

If the modifications are carried out, at a cost of about $800, we are confident 
that the drainage and local access problems can be rectified to a standard common 
to other paved city lanes. This includes work in the lane adjacent to the two 
properties who wish the lane to be completely redone. This implementation of this 
alternative would be a satisfactory solution for most of the residents, and offer a 
cost saving of about $3,700 over the other alternative. Accordingly, we recommend 
that this problem be resolved by the City carrying out this minor modification work. 

Funds are available in the Streets Maintenance Accounts to cover this work. 

RECOMMENDATION 

It is RECOMMENDED that the lane modification work, as proposed by the Engineer- 
ing Department, be carried out as expeditiously as possible at a cost of about $800." 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the above report of the City Engineer be 
approved. 



DELEGATION THIS DAY. 



*OR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) Z2iL_ 



c 



MANAGER'S REPORT 



September 24, 1976 



TO: 



Vancouver City Council 



SUBJECT : 



3338 Seaforth Drive 



CLASSIFICATION: 



RECOMMENDATION 



On August 26, 1976, the Hardship Committee considered an applica- 
tion from Shabjad Jang, 3338 Seaforth Drive to retain a dwelling 
unit in the basement. The application was refused. On September 2, 
1976, Mr. Shabjad Jang wrote to the City Clerk, requesting permission 
to appear before Council to appeal the above decision. 



The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 



"The above property is situated in an RS-1 - one family 
dwelling district. The records indicate that the house in 
question was erected in 1948 and that in 1962, Permits were 
issued to raise the building to provide a basement. The 
Building Permit issued to cover the raising of the building 
specifically stated that no rooms or plumbing were to be 
installed and that the building would continue to be 
occupied as a one family dwelling. 

Inspections carried out in March, 1976, showed that a suite 
had been installed in the basement, complete with plumbing 
and all without Permits. The then owner was ordered to 
restore the building to its approved occupancy of a one 
family dwelling. At this point the building changed owners 
and further inspections carried out in June, 1976, showed 
the illegal basement suite occupied and the new owner to be 
Shabjad Jang. The new owner was advised of the illegality 
of the basement accommodation and ordered to restore the 
building to its approved occupancy. 

Mr. Jang immediately filed a Hardship Application which 
resulted in the above decision. The Hardship Committee 
noted that the applicant is married with one dependent, both 
husband and wife are fully employed and even after the 
discontinuance of the illegal accommodation, would still 
receive a combined income of $1,322 per month. The Committee 
further noted that neither age nor health were factors. 

It is, therefore, recommended that the decision of the Hard- 
ship Committee be endorsed and the application be refused." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendation of the Director 
of Permits and Licenses be approved. 

DELEGATION THIS DAY: Mr. and Mrs. S. Jang. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S) 





PART REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 



SEPTEMBER 23, 1976 



1 



k meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Planning and 
Development was held in the No. 1 Committee Room, Third Floor, City- 
Hall, on Thursday, September 23, 1976 at approximately 1.40 p.m. 



PRESENT s 



ALSO -PRESENT % 



Alderman Kennedy, Chairman 
Alderman Bird 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Harcourt 

Alderman D. Marzari (Item 3) 



CLERK TO THE 
COMMITTEE : 



M.L. Cross 



RECOMMENDATION 

1. Administration of the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance 
Pro gram : — — — — — 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
September 16, 1976 (copy circulated). Mi 1 . R. Youngberg, Associate 
Director, Area Planning, advised that the Provincial Department of 
Housing has forwarded a draft agreement outlining responsibilities 
for the optional administration by municipalities of the Residen- 
tial Rehabilitation Assistance Programme (R.R.A.P.) in areas 
designated in 1974 and 1975 as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas r 
This administration is currently the responsibility of the regional 
office of CMHC. The City need not undertake this 1974-75 adminis- 
tration but as part of the Agreement for the 1976 Neighbourhood 
Improvement Programme (N„I P.), designation as NIP. is conditional 
upon municipal administration of R.R.A.P. The City is therefore 
required to administer R.R,A.P, in Grandview/Woodland and Riley 
Park, the 1976 KIR areas. 

For undertaking this administration, C.M.H.C. will pay to the 
City a fee of $300 per application. Where the loan covers more 
than one dwelling unit an additional sum of $50 for each unit will 
be paid. 

The report summarizes the responsibilities of the City, acting 
as an agent for CMHC, in the processing of loans for the repair, 
rehabilitation and improvement of family housing units. 

The Director of Finance and the Director of Planning 
recommended: 

"(1) THAT the City of Vancouver enter into a R.R.A.P. Agency 
Agreement with the Central Mortgage and Housing Corpora- 
tion, the Agreement to pertain to 1976 Neighbourhood 
Improvement Programs only (Grandview-Woodland and Riley 
Park), subject to the satisfaction of the Director of 
Legal Services. 



Cont'd 



Part Report to Council 

Standing Committee on Planning & Development 
September 23, 1976 



Page 2 



Clause #1 Continued 



(2) THAT the following positions (temporary for four years) 
be established in the City Planning Department, and 
FURTHER THAT the Director of Personnel Services be 
instructed to classify and advertise the positions: 

(a) R.R.A.P. Administrator - 1 

(b) Clerk-Typist - 2 

(c) R.R.A.P. Advisor - 4 

(3) THAT to facilitate the initiation of the R.R.A.P. Program, 
two of the R.R.A.P. Advisor positions be filled by 
seconding two Property Negotiators from the Property and 
Insurance Division of the Department of Finance to R.R.A.P. 
Administration (City Planning Department), on a temporary 
basis for a period up to four months. 

(4) THAT the Directors of Finance and Planning be instructed 
to report back in mid-1977 on the experience with the 
administration of the 1976 RRAP, and the desirability of 
the City assuming responsibility for R.R.A.P. administra- 
tion in the 1974 and 1975 N.I. P. areas (Kitsilano, Cedar 
Cottage, Mount Pleasant, and Downtown Eastside) . 

(5) THAT CM.H.C. be requested to continue their administra- 
tion of the R.R.A.P. in the 1974 and 1975 Neighbourhood 
Improvement Areas. 

(6) THAT funding for the 1976 costs in the amount of 
$16,790 be approved from Contingency Reserve , pending 
recovery in 1977; costs for subsequent years, 1977-1980, 
be included in the Planning Department's Annual Budget, 
less recoveries from fees. 

(7) THAT Council request CMHC to review the fee structure 
annually to cover increases in salary and other costs, 
including inflationary factors. " 

After discussion the Committee 
RECOMMENDED: 

THAT the recommendations of the Director of Finance 
and the Director of Planning, contained in the 
report of the City Manager dated September 16, 1976 
be approved. 



2. Mount Pleasant N.I. P. Concept Plan 

The Committee had before it a report dated September 14, 1976 
(copy circulated) which the City Manager submitted for consideration. 

In the report, the Director of Planning outlined the planning 
process followed which resulted in the goals and policies estab- 
lished by the Mount Pleasant N.I. P. Committee, in conjunction with 
the Planning Department. 

The goals for the Mount Pleasant N.I. P. area, bounded by 
E;roadway, Kingsway and Clark/Knight, are as follows: 



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Clause #2 Continued 

(1) Stabilize the Mount Pleasant N.I. P. Triangle 

(2) Improve the physical conditions 

(3) Improve the social environment within the area 

(4) Provide more usable public space 

(5) Reduce through traffic 

(6) Increase public safety 

(7) Maintain good aspects of the area 

Present for the discussion were members of the Mount Pleasant 
M . I . P . Commi 1 1 e e . 

Discussion centred on the social and recreational facilities 
for the area. The N.I. P. Committee recommended funds for rebuild- 
ing the Kivan Boys & Girls Club and acquisition and renovation of 
&n existing building to locate a Neighbourhood House to be operated 
under the auspices of Neighbourhood Services Association. The N.I. P. 
Committee felt -that the Kivan Boys and Girls Club should be rebuilt 
on City-owned land. Of the $250,000 N.I.P. funds, the City would 
contribute 57.1$, the Federal Government 23.55$ and the Provincial 
Government 14.28$. Although the building would be rebuilt on 
City-owned land, the Federal Government would contribute half the 
Municipality's share as the Club would retain ownership of the 
building. The funds could be treated as a capital grant to the 
Club which would then be required to keep the premises open to the 
public for 8 years- In a memo dated September 22, 1976 to the 
Acting City Manager (copy circulated) the Acting Comptroller of 
Budgets points out the variation in the funding formula for this 
particular project. 

The Director of Social Planning suggested that a single compre- 
hensive facility would have a distinct advantage over two small 
centres. 

The Chairman noted that the following had submitted letters 
(on file in the City Clerk's office) in support of establishing a 
Neighbourhood House in Mount Pleasants 

(1) Ms. Rosemary Brown, MLA Vancouver-Burrard 

(2) Fairview Mt. Pleasant Community Resources Board 

(3) Principal - Florence Nightingale Elementary School 

(4) Principal - Simon Fraser Elementary School 

(5) Branch Head - Mt. Pleasant Branch Public Library 

The City Engineer noted that because the pedestrian traffic 
generated by the Kivan Boys & Girls Club has resulted in numerous 
requests for crosswalk controls at 12th Avenue and St* Catherines 
Street, a different location, removed from an arterial street, 
would be preferred. 

The City Engineer recommenced against the Policy Recommendation 
cx the N.I.P. Committee, supported by the Director of Planning, 
that detailed studies should be undertaken of the possible closure 
of St. Catherines between 12th Avenue and the lane south of 12th 
Avenue and the possible closure of East 10th Avenue from Keith 
Drive to the lane west of Clark Drive. The first closure would be 



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Clause #2 Continued 



incorporated as open space into the design of the new Boys & 
Girls Club. The second closure would unite the two segments of 
South China Creek Park. 

The Committee agreed that a portion of East 10th Avenue should 
be closed to unite the two park segments. 

The Committee felt that perhaps the appropriation for Kivan 
find the Neighbourhood House could be united in one classification 
entitled Community Services $440,000 but it was pointed out that 
the cost sharing formula for the two items was not the same. Mr. 
Youngberg requested guidance as to the Committee's view on the two 
projects and the Committee unanimously agreed that they should 
both be carried out. 

In the City Manager's report the Director of Planning recommended 

"1. THAT Council approve the land use policies as indicated 
in Appendix I and instruct the Director of Planning to 
report back on implementation. 

2. THAT Council approve the funding allocations of the N.I. P. 
Concept Plan as indicated in Appendix 11= 

3. THAT Council approve the recommendations initiating the 
implementation of specific projects as noted in Appendix 
I. 

4. THAT Council submit the Mount Pleasant N.I. P. Concept 

Plan to the Federal and Provincial Governments for approval. 

5c THAT Council request a contribution of $624,343.00 from 
the Federal Government and $312,421.50 from the Provincial- 
Go vernment as their costs of the implementation stage of 
the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Improvement Program. 

6. THAT Council approve the appropriation from the $1.1 
million allocation of Urban Renewal Funds previously 
allocated to the 1975 Neighbourhood Improvement, of 
$774,564.92 as the City's share of the implementation 
stage of the Mount Pleasant N.I. P. 

7. THAT Council formally request of C.M.H.C. that the income 
limit of R.R.A.P. as it applies to grants to homeowners 
be raised to $15,000.00. 

8. THAT Council formally request of C.M.H.C. that all home- 
owners have access to the same interest rate for R.R.A.P. 
as do landlords (currently 3$) . " 

The Committee RECOMMENDED: 

(A) THAT the recommendations contained in the City 
Manager's report dated September 14, 1976 be approved, 

(B) THAT the City Engineer be requested to implement the 
closure of East 10th Avenue from Keith Drive to the 
lane west of Clark Drive. 



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Page 5 



3 , Qppenheimer Area Land Use & N.I. P. Concept Plan 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
September 2, 1976 (copy circulated) which had been discussed 
briefly but deferred from its meeting of September 9- 

Ms. D. Jan, Area Planner, Downtown Eastside, advised that the 
Director of Planning supported the directions taken by the 
Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee with a few exceptions. The 
Citizens Committee felt that no residential land use lots which 
existed prior to November 1975 should be lost in order to protect 
housing in the area. The Director of Planning felt this is too 
inflexible and recommends that no housing be lost as a result of 
industrial expansion except with the special permission of Council. 
The industry would have to be compatible with residential uses. 
Existing industries would be permitted to remain and to expand 
only to adjoining lots - one on the left and one on the right. 
On a corner lot, industry may be expanded to two lots on an 
adjoining side. 

The Area Planning Committee felt that wholesale and warehouse 
operations should be excluded. The Director of Planning felt that 
ohese operations, of limited size, could be included as compatible 
light industries as there is an indication that some time in the 
future there may be a demand for them. 

The Committee recommended that residential land usage be 
increased from 33$ to at least 50$ of the land area in the neigh- 
bourhood. The Director of Planning agreed with the Committee's 
intention to strengthen the residential component of the 
neighbourhood but not by increasing actual land area. It can be 
accomplished by increasing residential use in existing buildings 
or by encouraging mixed use developments. The 17$ in land area 
would be taken away from other viable community uses if it were to 
be put into residential. 

The Area Planning Committee stated that funding for administra- 
tion should not come from N.I. P. but from the City's general 
revenue. 

In developing the N.I. P. Concept Plan, the community's 
priority needs were identified as follows: 

(1) improved community health care facilities; 

(2) personal care for the elderly; 

(3) care for the handicapped; 

(4) social recreational and community facilities; 

(5) retention of Japanese community and its facilities; 

(6) public open space and 

(7) projects encouraging employment of residents. 

The Area Planning Committee recommended allocation of N.I. P. 
funds for specific projects i.e. acquisition of 6l6 East Cordova 
Street for housing and ancillary purposes such as community facili- 
ties, day care, drop- in and other social facilities and acquisition 
of a site for the Downtown Community Health Society. The Director 
of Planning felt it was premature to commit the funds for specific 
site acquisition; funds other than N.I. P. would have to be found 



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to develop the sites for facilities that meet the community 1 s 
social/recreational and health care needs. The Director of 
Planning also felt that the N.I. P. funds fox* improving Japanese 
community facilities should include all Japanese community 
facilities and not just the ones specified by the Area Planning 
Committee. 

Mr. R.W. Wilding, Architect for the Union Gospel Mission 
stated that his clients had been trying to acquire the site at 
Princess and Cordova Streets to develop a multi-use building 
to include facilities for youths and senior citizens as well as 
residential. He advised that the property is being held off the 
market by the owners Neighbourhood Services Association as he 
understood the Downtown Eastside Residents Association wish to 
purchase the site. Ms. J. Swanson of DERA advised that it was 
the intention of the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee, not DERA, 
to acquire the site for community .facilities. 

The Committee felt that a report should be prepared on this 
matter. The Chairman of the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee 
requested that the report include information on the number of 
existing churches and meeting rooms/halls in the area. 

In the Manager's report the Director of Planning recommended: 

»• (1) THAT Council approve the Oppenheimer Area Land Use and N.I.P. 

Concept Plan as Itemised 1n the Summary of Policies ( Parts I 
and II) lniiude,das Appendix I of this report. 

(2) THAT Council submit the above Oppenheimer Area Land Use and 
N.I.P. Concept Plan to the Provincial and Federal Governments 
for approval. 

(3) THAT Council request a contribution of $294 s 650 from the Federal 
Government and $147,325 from the Provincial Government as their 
contributions towards the estimated costs of the implementation 
of the Oppenheimer Area Neighbourhood Improvement Program* 

(4) THAT Council approve the appropriation, from the $1.1 "millio n 
allocation of Urban Renewal Funds previously allocated to the 1975 
Neighbourhood Improvement Program, of $147, 325 as the City's 
share of the implementation stage of the Oppenheimer Area 
Neighbourhood Improvement Program. 

(5) THAT Council approve the itemized N.I.P, Administration Budget 
for 1977 in the Downtown Eastside, as outlined on Pages 10 and 11 
of Appendix III. This budget of $58,000 is included in the total 
Implementation Budget of $589,300 and is cost shareable. 

(6) THAT the Concept Plans be forwarded to the Board of Parks and 
Recreation for information and consideration." 5 

The Committee RECOMMENDED: 

(A) THAT the recommendations contained in the City 
Manager's report dated September 2, 1976 be approved. 

(B) THAT the Director of Planning and the Director of 
Social Planning report to the Committee with respect 

to the number of xeligious facilities and the amount of 
auditorium and meeting room space which exists in the 
Oppenheimer area. 



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